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.
This is a custom pack centred on Collinsville, west of the whitsundays. It covers from the whitsundays to the south of Charters Towers.
Also has a few Townsville maps thrown in for free!
Packs contain, waypoints for GPS, Oziexplorer and Google earth, & PDF printable maps
Beaufort historic gold maps
Berlin in Victoria historic gold maps
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW historic maps can be downloaded here
Victorian historic Gold maps can be downloaded here
Alice Creek Gold mine Toowoomba
Deongwar State Forest
Garibaldi Mine (Reform Co Mine; Garibaldi Calcite Mine; No 1 North Garibaldi; No.4 North Garibaldi)