As I mentioned in a post earlier this week we spent the Australia Day long weekend up in the bush, camping, relaxing and pretending that we were taking fossicking for gold as seriously as the rest of the group of campers we were with.
We don’t usually take the search as seriously as them, we go on the group weekends away for relaxation, finding lumps of gold would be nice but we are plain old lazy….
When I found this article today I wished that finding gold was as easy for us as it was for Mr. J. Maguire in Eidsvold, Queensland, in 1932.
It would appear that for him that taking advantage of somebody elses hard work and looking in some twenty-year-old fence post holes really paid off when he found they still contained gold.
If only this sort of thing was a regular occurrence I might be able to get the Man outside to build me a new back verandah a bit faster!
I wonder if the original diggers noticed gold coming out of the holes all those years ago? I doubt it. If they had noticed the gold I bet the posts would have been hurriedly shoved in the ridiculously wide holes any old way and the job abandoned before the end!