Gulgong - Main Street, Canadian Lead 1872
Photo: Holtermann collection
Only eight kilometres from Gulgong, the Canadian Lead was an alluvial field of deep washdirt and easy digging. The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 1872, recorded the rush: '… the Canadian lead where a month ago some four hundred people were, can now boast of a couple of thousands. The Gulgong diggings may be fairly said to be spread over eight square miles.
Ref: State Library’s Holtermann archive - http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/exhibitions/2013/holtermann/collectionviewer/index.html
John McKenna was a chemist in 1883 at Canadian Lead district of Gulgong.
Ref: Jan Mitchel