New South Wales Mineral Map

By TAYLOR, J., 1876 

Sketch Map of New South Wales showing the Localities of the Principal Minerals 1876.

Australasia & the Pacific Australia
  • Author: TAYLOR, J.
  • Publication place: Sydney
  • Publisher: Thomas Richards
  • Publication date: 1876.
  • Physical description: Lithograph map, printed in colours, text to verso, folding into red paper covers, split at spine.
  • Dimensions: 370 by 440mm (14.5 by 17.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2490

Notes

Detailed map of New South Wales and its mineral deposits.

The key lists gold, copper, diamonds, silver, iron, tin, coal, and kerosene shale. To the upper left is a list of proclaimed gold fields, and to the lower right a key to the roads, railways, telegraphs, and district boundaries. To the verso of the map is a large amount of information on New South Wales in 1874 and 1875; this includes details of population size, imports and exports, infrastructure, farming, and mineral deposits. There is also a short list of the advantages of New South Wales to the emigrant: from the easy availability of work, and cheap cost of living, to the climate, and the light traffic.