Saturday, March 09, 2013

Gold Price

In a report in "The Northern Miner" in 1902 for gold dug out of the ground in Croydon, the value obtained was £2/6/5, the equivalent of $4.65 per ounce and today the price is quoted at $1,539.50 per ounce, an increase of 33,107%

THE BETTER LUCK LINE OF REEF. (1902, May 3). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 3. TROVE

William GILL

Sergeant McGrath, of Croydon, wires that Wm. Gill was found lying in Sircom-street on Monday evening insensible from sunstroke. Shortly after being admitted to the hospital he expired.

10/3/1889  no parents listed and was born in England and aged 46

ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES. (1889, March 13). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 3. TROVE

Monday, March 04, 2013

Lilly Pearl BARLTROP

Mrs. Barltrop, living at Petrie's Bight, on awaking on Saturday morning found her young child lying dead beside her. Dr. Little was called in and found that death had resulted from suffocation. It is supposed that the mother overlaid the infant during the night.

The Brisbane Courier. (1889, March 18). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 4. TROVE