The effects of Gold. On Queensland Population
Queensland’s population between 1846 and 1902.
The effects of gold. In 1846 the population was only
2,257. By 1864 it had risen to 61,467.
In 1868 to 99,312.
1868 the first gold was discovered in the Ravenswood district. By 1871
the population had risen to 120,076 and by 1 May 1876 to 173,283.
In the five years 1871-1876 three North Queensland goldfields had been proclaimed:
Charters Towers, the Palmer and the Hodgkinson: in that period the
population had increased by almost 50%.
The census of 3rd April 1881 showed a population increase of 40,000,
to a total of 213,525, but in the years 1881-1886, which saw the opening
of the great Mount Morgan mine and the Croydon goldfield (1886), the
increase was 110,000, or fractionally more than 50%.
The census of 5th April 1891 showed a further increase of 70,000 to a total of 393,718.
By 31 March 1901 Queensland’s population had reached 503,266. (Figures
from Pughs Almanac for 1902, p.398).
In the years from 1871 to 1891 Ravenswood and Charters Towers were
Charters Towers, indeed, was rapidly becoming the second
largest urban centre in Queensland, a position previously held by
Where is Charters Towers in Queensland.
Charters Towers is a city in northern Queensland
The town was founded in the 1870s when gold was discovered by chance at Towers Hill on Christmas Eve 1871 by 12-year-old Aboriginal boy, Jupiter Mosman.Their horses bolted after a flash of lightning. While he was searching Jupiter found both the horses and a nugget of gold in a creek at the base of Towers Hill.[
Where is Ravenswood in Queensland.
Ravenswood is 100 km south of Townsville
Where is Rockampton in Queensland.
Where is Townsville in Queensland.
Where is Mount Isa.