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Yamba Waters, Australia

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"


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Image captured at Paradise Dam,Qld. Aust.
1000D and edited to show the over-flowing dam
7th June 2012.
Long before todays Paradise Dam came into existence Paradise Township was a thriving community where today you will mostly find the waters of Paradise Dam. Although remnants of the old town are still on shore (close to the Turtle hatchery and Kiosk), most of it has sunk into the Lake formed by the Paradise Dam.
Payable gold was discovered by prospector Mr Thomas Allen and his party in mid 1889. This goldfield “paradise” was proclaimed in 1890 and in that same year the population of the Paradise township is recorded as around 2000. A school and businesses such as hotels (7), butcher shops, bakers, grocers and drapers, police station, government offices, post office and a home mission station were quickly established to cater for the needs of the community of the new town.
The goldfield covered an area of 13 square miles and ran 4 miles along the Burnett River with Finney Creek entering the river one mile to the north and Paradise Creek flowing from the south of the new field into the river.
In 1891 it was reported that fifteen lines of reef were working profitably, however seldom yielded more than an ounce of gold per ton crushed, with the extraction being undertaken by driving tunnels and shafts into reefs to considerable depths. The gold occurred as a fine, regular dissemination in the quartz and no alluvial deposits had been discovered. Local limestone was used in many cyanide plants along the river.
Between 1891 and 1901, 11511oz of gold had been recovered from the new goldfield. Between 1891 and 1900 141 offences were investigated by the Paradise Police. By 1902 no mines were being worked on the goldfield. The reason for abandonment included the faulting and decrease of gold with depth, the influx of water at depth, careless exploitation and collapse of the surface slopes. Some miners moved on to nearby fields, some stayed in the area when Coringa was opened for selection.
The top story of the Paradise Courthouse became the Biggenden Police Station and today houses a vast history of the area as the Biggenden Historical Society Museum.

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