This letter is believed to be the first official notification by Shark-Eye Park of his discovery of gold at Koranga Creek, although he had been recovering gold from there since at least 1922, and most likely since before World War 1
Shark-Eye Park’s compass and seal.
Regina Creek, on the Bulolo, the site of Doris and Yorkie Booth's first lease, 1924.
Inscribed on back by Yorkie Booth: View of the river, and the boys' houses from our verandah. This is where we lived at first. The marked ring shows the mouth of 'Regina Creek' and where I have been working, while on the left is a cane suspension bridge I have put across
This appears to be the bridge on pages 33 and 60 of my book.
Another photo of bridge near Regina Creek.
Silver Tea Service and Tray given to Doris Booth by miners in appreciation of her assistance during the dysentery epidemic in September 1926. See page 43 of my book.
Inscription on tray given to Doris Booth.
Gold nuggets and specimens from Cliffside.
“Union Pin” belonging to Doris Booth, depicting miners’ tools. Made from gold from Cliffside.
Two salt, pepper and mustard sets made with gold from Cliffside.
Harry Darby (seated) with pans of gold, 1928
Merri Creek near junction with Edie Creek, 1928
Early drill. As it appears to be manually operated, may well be the drill used by Decoto to test the southern leases for Placer Development in 1929. See page 65 of my book.
Jensen’s bridge across the Bulolo, Guinea Gold workings, 1928
BGD’s workshops and assembling yard, 1931
Workers gather to celebrate the floating of the Dredge No 1, October 1931.
Aerial view No.1 dredge launch day, with the three G31s, 1932
No.2 dredge under construction
Digging ladder of dredge No. 2
Appears to be Dredge No.1 on Bulolo River near exit from the gorge; probably late 1932
No.5 dredge at dusk
Intake to water race feeding the Power House.
Power house at exit of Bulolo River from gorge, with water race upstream
New Guinea Goldfields’ Golden Ridges mine, near Wau