The Gold Hunters' Adventures; Or, Life in Australia
Free

The Gold Hunters' Adventures; Or, Life in Australia

By William Henry Thomes
Free
Book Description
Table of Contents
  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Gold Hunter's Adventures, by William H. Thomes, Illustrated by Champney
    • E-text prepared by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Josephine Paolucci, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net)
  • THE
  • GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURES;
    • OR,
    • LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.
      • BY
    • BY
    • WILLIAM H. THOMES
      • A RETURNED AUSTRALIAN.
      • Illustrated by Champney.
    • A RETURNED AUSTRALIAN.
    • Illustrated by Champney.
    • CONTENTS.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • LIFE IN AUSTRALIA;
      • OR,
      • A GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURES.
    • OR,
    • A GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURES.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • TRAVELLING IN AUSTRALIA.—AN ADVENTURE WITH SNAKES.—CARRYING THE MAILS.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • EATING BROILED KANGAROO MEAT.—AUSTRALIAN SPEARS AND AMERICAN RIFLES.
    • EATING BROILED KANGAROO MEAT.—AUSTRALIAN SPEARS AND AMERICAN RIFLES.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE SOLITARY STOCKMAN.—SHOOTING A KANGAROO.
    • THE SOLITARY STOCKMAN.—SHOOTING A KANGAROO.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • ADVENTURE WITH A DOG.—THE MURDER IN THE RAVINE.—STORY OF AN OUTRAGED WOMAN.
    • ADVENTURE WITH A DOG.—THE MURDER IN THE RAVINE.—STORY OF AN OUTRAGED WOMAN.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • BLACK DARNLEY'S VILLANY.—THE CONVICT STOCKMAN.
    • BLACK DARNLEY'S VILLANY.—THE CONVICT STOCKMAN.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • AN EXPEDITION.—A FIGHT WITH BUSHRANGERS.—DEATH OF BLACK DARNLEY.
    • AN EXPEDITION.—A FIGHT WITH BUSHRANGERS.—DEATH OF BLACK DARNLEY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • THE STOCKMAN'S DAUGHTER.—MOUNTED POLICE OF MELBOURNE.
    • THE STOCKMAN'S DAUGHTER.—MOUNTED POLICE OF MELBOURNE.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DESPERATE DEEDS OF TWO CONVICTS.—LIEUT. MURDEN'S STORY.
    • DESPERATE DEEDS OF TWO CONVICTS.—LIEUT. MURDEN'S STORY.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SAGACITY OF A DOG.—A NIGHT'S ADVENTURES.
    • SAGACITY OF A DOG.—A NIGHT'S ADVENTURES.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • DISCOVERY OF A MASONIC RING.—FUNERAL PYRE OF BLACK DARNLEY.
    • DISCOVERY OF A MASONIC RING.—FUNERAL PYRE OF BLACK DARNLEY.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE STOCKMAN AND HIS PARROT.—DARING PLOT OF A ROBBER CHIEFTAIN.
    • THE STOCKMAN AND HIS PARROT.—DARING PLOT OF A ROBBER CHIEFTAIN.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • DISCOVERY OF STOLEN TREASURES IN THE STOCKMAN'S CELLAR.
    • DISCOVERY OF STOLEN TREASURES IN THE STOCKMAN'S CELLAR.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • DYING CONFESSION OF JIM GULPIN, THE ROBBER.
    • DYING CONFESSION OF JIM GULPIN, THE ROBBER.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • A FORCED MARCH TOWARDS MELBOURNE.
    • A FORCED MARCH TOWARDS MELBOURNE.
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO MELBOURNE.
    • TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO MELBOURNE.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • LARGE FIRE IN MELBOURNE.—ENGLISH MACHINES AT FAULT.
    • LARGE FIRE IN MELBOURNE.—ENGLISH MACHINES AT FAULT.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • PARDON OF SMITH AND THE OLD STOCKMAN.—GRAND DINNER AT THE GOVERNOR'S.
    • PARDON OF SMITH AND THE OLD STOCKMAN.—GRAND DINNER AT THE GOVERNOR'S.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • DUEL BETWEEN FRED AND AN ENGLISH LIEUTENANT.
    • DUEL BETWEEN FRED AND AN ENGLISH LIEUTENANT.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • PREPARATIONS FOR THE SEARCH FOR GULPIN'S BURIED TREASURES.
    • PREPARATIONS FOR THE SEARCH FOR GULPIN'S BURIED TREASURES.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • DEPARTURE FROM MELBOURNE.—FIGHT WITH THE NATIVES.
    • DEPARTURE FROM MELBOURNE.—FIGHT WITH THE NATIVES.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • ARRIVAL AT THE OLD STOCKMAN'S HUT.—MYSTERIOUS INTERRUPTIONS DURING THE HUNT.
    • ARRIVAL AT THE OLD STOCKMAN'S HUT.—MYSTERIOUS INTERRUPTIONS DURING THE HUNT.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • ROBBERY OF THE CART.—CAPTURE OF STEEL SPRING.
    • ROBBERY OF THE CART.—CAPTURE OF STEEL SPRING.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • STEEL SPRING'S HISTORY
    • STEEL SPRING'S HISTORY
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • FINDING OF THE TREASURE.
    • FINDING OF THE TREASURE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • CAPTURE OF ALL HANDS, BY THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CAPTURE OF ALL HANDS, BY THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT MURDEN AND HIS FORCE, ROUT OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT MURDEN AND HIS FORCE, ROUT OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • REVENGE OF THE BUSHRANGERS.—FIRING OF THE FOREST.
    • REVENGE OF THE BUSHRANGERS.—FIRING OF THE FOREST.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • PERILOUS SITUATION DURING THE FIRE.—STEEL SPRING TURNS UP.
    • PERILOUS SITUATION DURING THE FIRE.—STEEL SPRING TURNS UP.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • CAPTURE OF THE BUSHRANGERS, AND DEATH OF NOSEY.
    • CAPTURE OF THE BUSHRANGERS, AND DEATH OF NOSEY.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • RETURN TO THE STOCKMAN'S HUT.—SMITH IN LOVE.
    • RETURN TO THE STOCKMAN'S HUT.—SMITH IN LOVE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • RECOVERY OF THE GOLD.—ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT.
    • RECOVERY OF THE GOLD.—ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • THE BULLY OF BALLARAT.—FRED FIGHTS A DUEL.
    • THE BULLY OF BALLARAT.—FRED FIGHTS A DUEL.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • BALLARAT CUSTOMS, AFTER A DUEL.
    • BALLARAT CUSTOMS, AFTER A DUEL.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT.—MR. BROWN'S STORY.
    • ARRIVAL AT BALLARAT.—MR. BROWN'S STORY.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • FINDING OF A 110 LB. NUGGET.—CAVING IN OF A MINE.
    • FINDING OF A 110 LB. NUGGET.—CAVING IN OF A MINE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • INCIDENTS IN LIFE AT BALLARAT.
    • INCIDENTS IN LIFE AT BALLARAT.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • ATTEMPT OF THE HOUSEBREAKER.—ATTACK BY THE SNAKE.
    • ATTEMPT OF THE HOUSEBREAKER.—ATTACK BY THE SNAKE.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • DEATH OF THE BURGLAR BY THE SNAKE.
    • DEATH OF THE BURGLAR BY THE SNAKE.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • VISIT TO SNAKES' PARADISE.
    • VISIT TO SNAKES' PARADISE.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • FLIGHT FROM THE SNAKES.—ATTACKED BY THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • FLIGHT FROM THE SNAKES.—ATTACKED BY THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO BALLARAT, WITH THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO BALLARAT, WITH THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • THRASHING A BULLY.
    • THRASHING A BULLY.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • A YOUNG GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF HER LOVER.
    • A YOUNG GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF HER LOVER.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • A MARRIAGE, AND AN ELOPEMENT.
    • A MARRIAGE, AND AN ELOPEMENT.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • COLLECTING TAXES OF THE MINERS.
    • COLLECTING TAXES OF THE MINERS.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • Murden and Steel Spring arrive from Melbourne.
    • Murden and Steel Spring arrive from Melbourne.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • CATCHING A TARL AS WELL AS A CASSIOWARY.
    • CATCHING A TARL AS WELL AS A CASSIOWARY.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • ARRIVAL OF SMITH.—ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.
    • ARRIVAL OF SMITH.—ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.
    • CHAPTER LI.
      • ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.
    • ATTEMPT TO BURN THE STORE.
    • CHAPTER LII.
      • THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER MR. CRITCHET.
    • THE ATTEMPT TO MURDER MR. CRITCHET.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
      • OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF MR. BROWN.—THEY SEND FOR STEEL SPRING.
    • OPPORTUNE ARRIVAL OF MR. BROWN.—THEY SEND FOR STEEL SPRING.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
      • THE WAY THE COLONISTS OBTAIN WIVES IN AUSTRALIA.
    • THE WAY THE COLONISTS OBTAIN WIVES IN AUSTRALIA.
    • CHAPTER LV.
      • ADVENTURES AT DAN BRIAN'S DRINKING-HOUSE.
    • ADVENTURES AT DAN BRIAN'S DRINKING-HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
      • ADVENTURES CONTINUED.
    • ADVENTURES CONTINUED.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
      • MORE OF THE SAME SORT.
    • MORE OF THE SAME SORT.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • CONVALESCENCE OF MR. CRITCHET, AND OUR DISCHARGE FROM THE CRIMINAL DOCKET.
    • CONVALESCENCE OF MR. CRITCHET, AND OUR DISCHARGE FROM THE CRIMINAL DOCKET.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
      • OUR TEAMSTER BARNEY, AND HIS WIFE.
    • OUR TEAMSTER BARNEY, AND HIS WIFE.
    • CHAPTER LX.
      • MIKE FINDS THE LARGE "NUGGET."
    • MIKE FINDS THE LARGE "NUGGET."
    • CHAPTER LXI.
      • THE RESULT OF GROWING RICH TOO RAPIDLY.
    • THE RESULT OF GROWING RICH TOO RAPIDLY.
    • CHAPTER LXII.
      • THE FLOUR SPECULATION.—MR. CRITCHET'S STORY.
    • THE FLOUR SPECULATION.—MR. CRITCHET'S STORY.
    • CHAPTER LXIII.
      • THE SAME, CONTINUED.
    • THE SAME, CONTINUED.
    • CHAPTER LXIV.
      • MR. BROWN'S DISCHARGE FROM THE POLICE FORCE.—BILL SWINTON'S CONFESSION.
    • MR. BROWN'S DISCHARGE FROM THE POLICE FORCE.—BILL SWINTON'S CONFESSION.
    • CHAPTER LXV.
      • THE EXPEDITION AFTER BILL SWINTON'S BURIED TREASURES.
    • THE EXPEDITION AFTER BILL SWINTON'S BURIED TREASURES.
    • CHAPTER LXVI.
      • JOURNEY AFTER THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • JOURNEY AFTER THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • CHAPTER LXVII.
      • THE HUNT FOR THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • THE HUNT FOR THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • CHAPTER LXVIII.
      • THE ISLAND GHOST.—NARROW ESCAPE OF MR. BROWN.
    • THE ISLAND GHOST.—NARROW ESCAPE OF MR. BROWN.
    • CHAPTER LXIX.
      • CAPTURE OF THE GHOST.
    • CAPTURE OF THE GHOST.
    • CHAPTER LXX.
      • THE GHOST AND THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • THE GHOST AND THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER LXXI.
      • SAM TYRELL AND THE GHOST.
    • SAM TYRELL AND THE GHOST.
    • CHAPTER LXXII.
      • FINDING THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • FINDING THE BURIED TREASURE.
    • CHAPTER LXXIII.
      • THE ESCAPE FROM THE FIRE.
    • THE ESCAPE FROM THE FIRE.
    • CHAPTER LXXIV.
      • ARRIVAL AT MR. WRIGHT'S STATION.
    • ARRIVAL AT MR. WRIGHT'S STATION.
    • CHAPTER LXXV.
      • SUPPER.—RETURN OF MR. WRIGHT'S SCOUTS.
    • SUPPER.—RETURN OF MR. WRIGHT'S SCOUTS.
    • CHAPTER LXXVI.
      • MIKE TUMBLES INTO THE RIVER.—ARRIVAL OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • MIKE TUMBLES INTO THE RIVER.—ARRIVAL OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER LXXVII.
      • CAPTURE OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CAPTURE OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
    • CHAPTER LXXVIII.
      • PUNISHING THE BULLY.
    • PUNISHING THE BULLY.
    • CHAPTER LXXIX.
      • MR. WRIGHT'S FARM.—DEATH OF KELLY.
    • MR. WRIGHT'S FARM.—DEATH OF KELLY.
    • CHAPTER LXXX.
      • JOURNEY BACK TO BALLARAT.
    • JOURNEY BACK TO BALLARAT.
    • CHAPTER LXXXI.
      • STEEL SPRING IN THE FIELD.—ATTEMPT OF THE COMMISSIONER TO CONFISCATE OUR HORSES.
    • STEEL SPRING IN THE FIELD.—ATTEMPT OF THE COMMISSIONER TO CONFISCATE OUR HORSES.
    • CHAPTER LXXXII.
      • SAME CONTINUED.—DEATH OF ROSS.
    • SAME CONTINUED.—DEATH OF ROSS.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIII.
      • ARREST OF FRED.—TRIP TO MELBOURNE, AND ITS RESULTS.
    • ARREST OF FRED.—TRIP TO MELBOURNE, AND ITS RESULTS.
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      You May Also Like
      Also Available On
      Categories
      Curated Lists