Chinese Miner’s Right

After the Eureka Stockade, and the Report from the commission into the state of the goldfields, the miners licence was replaced with a miner's right.  It could be purchased at the very affordable, annual cost of £1 per annum.  The cost fluctuated over the years. In 1881, Yooh Woon, a Chinese miner at Ballarat, purchased this right at a cost of 5 shillings.


Printed cerificate, 1881


Accession number: MS 8374


From the State Library of Victoria's Manuscript Collection.


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Charles Hotham