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The Gold Hunters' Adventures Or, Life in Australia   By: (1824-1895)

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THE GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURES

Or, Life in Australia

by

WILLIAM H. THOMES A Returned Australian

Illustrated by Champney

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD, PUBLISHERS. NEW YORK: CHARLES T. DILLINGHAM.

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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I. FIRST THOUGHTS OF GOING TO AUSTRALIA. DEPARTURE FROM CALIFORNIA. LIFE ON BOARD SHIP. ARRIVAL AT WILLIAMS TOWN. DESCRIPTION OF MELBOURNE. A CONVICT'S HUT.

CHAPTER II. A MORNING IN AUSTRALIA. JOURNEY TO THE MINES OF BALLARAT. THE CONVICT'S STORY. BLACK DARNLEY, THE BUSHRANGER.

CHAPTER III. TRAVELLING IN AUSTRALIA. AN ADVENTURE WITH SNAKES. CARRYING THE MAILS.

CHAPTER IV. EATING BROILED KANGAROO MEAT. AUSTRALIAN SPEAKS AND AMERICAN RIFLES.

CHAPTER V. THE SOLITARY STOCKMAN. SHOOTING A KANGAROO.

CHAPTER VI. ADVENTURE WITH A DOG. THE MURDER IN THE RAVINE. STORY OF AN OUTRAGED WOMAN.

CHAPTER VII. BLACK DARNLEY'S VILLANY. THE CONVICT STOCKMAN.

CHAPTER VIII. AN EXPEDITION. A FIGHT WITH BUSHRANGERS. DEATH OF BLACK DARNLEY.

CHAPTER IX. THE STOCKMAN'S DAUGHTER. MOUNTED POLICE OF MELBOURNE.

CHAPTER X. DESPERATE DEEDS OF TWO CONVICTS. LIEUT. MURDEN'S STORY.

CHAPTER XI. SAGACITY OF A DOG. A NIGHT'S ADVENTURES.

CHAPTER XII. DISCOVERY OF A MASONIC RING. FUNERAL PYRE OF BLACK DARNLEY.

CHAPTER XIII. THE STOCKMAN AND HIS PARROT. DARING PLOT OF A ROBBER CHIEFTAIN.

CHAPTER XIV. DISCOVERY OF STOLEN TREASURES IN THE STOCKMANS'S CELLAR.

CHAPTER XV. DYING CONFESSION OF JIM GULPIN, THE ROBBER.

CHAPTER XVI. A FORCED MARCH TOWARDS MELBOURNE.

CHAPTER XVII. TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO MELBOURNE.

CHAPTER XVIII. LARGE FIRE IN MELBOURNE. ENGLISH MACHINES AT FAULT.

CHAPTER XIX. PARDON OF SMITH AND THE OLD STOCKMAN. GRAND DINNER AT THE GOVERNOR'S.

CHAPTER XX. DUEL BETWEEN FRED AND AN ENGLISH LIEUTENANT.

CHAPTER XXI. PREPARATIONS FOR THE SEARCH FOR GULPIN'S BURIED TREASURES.

CHAPTER XXII. DEPARTURE FROM MELBOURNE. FIGHT WITH THE NATIVES.

CHAPTER XXIII. ARRIVAL AT THE OLD STOCKMAN'S HUT. MYSTERIOUS INTERRUPTIONS DURING THE HUNT.

CHAPTER XXIV. ROBBERY OF THE CART. CAPTURE OF STEEL SPRING.

CHAPTER XXV. STEEL SPRING'S HISTORY.

CHAPTER XXVI. FINDING OF THE TREASURE.

CHAPTER XXVII. CAPTURE OF ALL HANDS, BY THE BUSHRANGERS.

CHAPTER XXVIII. OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT MURDEN AND HIS FORCE. ROUT OF THE BUSHRANGERS.

CHAPTER XXIX. REVENGE OF THE BUSHRANGERS. FIRING OF THE FOREST.

CHAPTER XXX. PERILOUS SITUATION DURING THE FIRE. STEEL SPRING TURNS UP.

CHAPTER XXXI. CAPTURE OF THE BUSHRANGERS, AND DEATH OF NOSEY.

CHAPTER XXXII. RETURN TO THE STOCKMAN'S HUT. SMITH IN LOVE.

CHAPTER XXXIII. RECOVERY OF THE GOLD. ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT.

CHAPTER XXXIV. THE BULLY OF BALLARAT. FRED FIGHTS A DUEL.

CHAPTER XXXV. BALLARAT CUSTOMS, AFTER A DUEL.

CHAPTER XXXVI. ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT. MR. BROWN'S STORY.

CHAPTER XXXVII. FINDING OF A 110 LB. NUGGET. CAVING IN OF A MINE.

CHAPTER XXXVIII. INCIDENTS IN LIFE AT BALLARAT.

CHAPTER XXXIX. ATTEMPT OF THE HOUSEBREAKER. ATTACK BY THE SNAKE.

CHAPTER XL. DEATH OF THE BURGLAR BY THE SNAKE.

CHAPTER XLI. VISIT TO SNAKES' PARADISE.

CHAPTER XLII. FLIGHT FROM THE SNAKES. ATTACKED BY THE BUSHRANGERS.

CHAPTER XLIII. TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO BALLARAT, WITH THE BUSHRANGERS.

CHAPTER XLIV. THRASHING A BULLY.

CHAPTER XLV. A YOUNG GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF HER LOVER.

CHAPTER XLVI. A MARRIAGE, AND AN ELOPEMENT.

CHAPTER XLVII. COLLECTING TAXES OF THE MINERS.

CHAPTER XLVIII. MURDEN AND STEEL SPRING ARRIVE FROM MELBOURNE.

CHAPTER XLIX. CATCHING A TARL AS WELL AS A CASSIOWARY.

CHAPTER L. ARRIVAL OF SMITH. ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.

CHAPTER LI. ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.

CHAPTER LII. THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER MR. CRITCHET.

CHAPTER LIII. OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF MR. BROWN. THEY SEND FOR STEEL SPRING.

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