Asked in Countries, States, and Cities
Countries, States, and Cities
Which country was gold first found in?
Asked in Australia Gold Rushes, Australia
What state was the first to have gold in Australia?
Gold was first found in New South Wales. Unofficially, traces were first found in the Fish River in the 1830s; officially, gold was first found at Ophir in 1851. ...
Asked in Ghana
Before gold cost was name Ghana what was the first name?
In the 15th century, the Portuguese explorers named the country 'Mina' after the gold mines found there. The name Gold Coast was adopted by English Colonisers ...
Asked in Victoria, Australia Gold Rushes
Was gold first found in Victoria Ballarat?
Ballarat is neither the site of the first gold found in Victoria, nor the first gold found in Australia. Gold was first officially found in Australia at Ophir, near Bathurst, New South Wales. The first gold in Victoria was found in Clunes on 11 June 1851, by James Esmond. However, on 9 August 1851, Victoria's goldrush began when gold was discovered at Mt Alexander, 60km northeast of Ballarat, and close to the town of Bendigo, in July 1851. ...
Asked in Olympics
What country won the first gold medal in the modern day Olympics?
Gold medals were not awarded in the first Olympics of the modern era. The first gold medal was given at the 1904 Olympics; the country to win the first one was the United States. ...
Asked in Australia, Australia Gold Rushes
Who is credited with making the first payable gold discovery in Australia?
Edward Hargraves is credited with making the first payable gold discovery in Australia. With the help of a local guide, John Lister (who is really the one who found the gold), and using his own knowledge of geology in relation to gold-bearing country, Hargraves found gold at Summerhill Creek, at a place he named Ophir, near Bathurst, NSW, in May 1851. ...