The Gold in Bourke Street

On this day …….. 22nd of July 1851

Gold was found on this day in 1851, in the streets, Melbourne. Mr H. Firencham, while walking down Bourke St, picked up 4 different size quartz pebble, bearing gold. Firencham also claimed to find gold at Flag Staff and Benevolent Asylum hills. Mr Davis of Elizabeth street, also had the luck to find gold in the gutter at his front door.