Charters Towers

Charters Towers

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 Mossman. Jupiter was with a small group of prospectors,  their horses bolted after a flash of lightning and while he was search-ing Jupiter found both the horses and a nugget of gold in a creek at the base of Towers Hill. Charters originated from the Gold Commis -sioner, W.S.E.M. Charters. A total of ten major gold reefs were eventually mined.

Packs contain, waypoints for GPS, Oziexplorer and Google earth, & PDF printable maps plus some bonus material.

Historic Gold Maps of Victoria And New South Wales


These maps and documents have been scanned at various resolutions, and can be downloded.

These maps can provide valuable insights into new areas.

We are geo-referencing the maps  where possible. If you would like a certain map done, please email

NSW historic maps can be downloaded here

Victorian historic Gold maps can be downloaded here