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A Grain of Gold-Cup-Skimming Stones

SKIMMING STONES

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In 1851, Edward Hargraves discovered a ‘grain of gold’ in a waterhole near Bathurst in New South Wales. The discovery marked the beginning of the Australian gold rushes and a radical change in t...

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In 1851, Edward Hargraves discovered a ‘grain of gold’ in a waterhole near Bathurst in New South Wales. The discovery marked the beginning of the Australian gold rushes and a radical change in the economic and social fabric of the nation. The gold rushes attracted an unprecedented volume of hopeful migrants from all over the world, known as ‘diggers’, bringing to Australia a diverse range of skills and professions, unthought of prior to the discovery. . Inspired and designed in Melbourne + made in Arita, Japan . Made using a 400 year old tradition . Arita porcelain . Cobalt blue . 8 x 8.5 cm . For display or to serve . Comes with matching box and information insert

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