Mangana gold strike. Woods Almanac, 1857, states that gold was found at Fingal near Mangana in 1851 by the "Old Major" who steadily worked at a secret gully for two to three years, probably at Mangana. The first payable alluvial gold deposits were reported in Tasmania in 1852 by James Grant at Managa (then known as The Nook) which began the Tasmanian gold-rushes. The first registered gold strike was made by Charles Gould at Tullochgoram near Fingal and Managa and weighed 2 lb 6ozs.
Throughout the Chinese migrated to colonial Australia to try their luck on the goldfields. This Look to Learn activity enables you to explore what life was like for the Chinese migrants through primary sources from this period.