John Tully Tarnagulla Goldfields Map



This set of six fine detail maps covering the Tarnagulla goldfield in Victoria and include the surrounding areas of Waanyarra, Llanelly, Newbridge and Long Bush. They have been compiled from extensive research of early survey maps, reports and other Mines Department records, contemporary newspaper articles, interviews with local identities and personal observation. These maps highlight the difference between private and public land regardless of whether it is forested or not. Also on these maps are current roads, bush tracks, dams, houses (not sheds), alluvial gold workings, reef mines and places of historic interest. To make the maps the author has driven down the roads shown on these maps. Whilst compiling this set of maps over 60 place names that have not been on other published maps have been identified and included here. Bush tracks, their names and other information is subject to change or misinterpretation. Weila Publishing accepts no liability as to the inaccuracy of these maps.

About the Author:

John Tully arrived in Dunolly on a detecting holiday in 1980. He found gold and has remained there ever since learning much about the occurrence of gold and history of the area. Amongst John’s series of maps and books is the story of a Chinese miner, A Difficult Case, which was co-authored with the late Ruth Moore of Castlemaine. This was runner up, Best Victorian History Book in the Victorian Community History Awards 2001. John Tully has been President of the Goldfields Historical & Arts Society Inc (Dunolly Museum) since 1989.


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