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BATTERIES / STAMPERS / CRUSHERS / ENGINES


For ease of understanding Battery can refer also to Stamper or Crusher. Engine can have two meanings it may refer to a Battery or to any machinery operated under steam ie., mechanised whims, winches etc.,

The first company committed to quartz crushing on the Tambaroora Gold Field was the Royal Quartz Crushing Company in 1853 at Dirt Holes Creek
the type of machinery used has not yet been identified.

The second was the Colonial Gold Companies machine in 1855 located to the north west of Dirt Holes Creek in the area later known as the Roasting Pits.

This was followed in 1860 by the mining community subscribed Victoria Quartz Crushing Company instigated by Assistant Gold Commissioner Cox and supported by the community.

The Excelsior Battery owned by Mrs. Harriet Beard followed in 1863 at the junction of Newmans Gully and Tambaroora Creek.

The Batteries


BEARD and Co. BATTERY - 1870
Unknown Location


BLOOMFIELD and DENNY BATTERY - 1872
Unknown Location


BUTLERS BATTERY - 1872
Turon River, Tambaroora


CAHILLS BATTERY - 1872
East Bank, Turon River below Braggs


CHAPPELLS QCC - 1870
Hill End Creek, Hill End


CHARLES LEWIS QCC - 1872
Junction Rose Creek and Turon River


COLONIAL GOLD Co. - 1855
Dirt Holes, Tambaroora


EISENSTADTER BATTERY - 1872
Dirt Holes, Tambaroora


EXCELSIOR BATTERY
Newmans Gully, Tambaroora


GIGANTIC BATTERY - 1872
Nuggetty and Oakey Creeks, Tambaroora

Originally Peterson's Battery
then Price's Battery then the Gigantic QCC Battery


HOPEFUL BATTERY - 1899
Oakey Creek, Hawkins Hill


INDEPENDENT No.1 QCMC
Moonlight Creek/Gully, Tambaroora


LANDANS BATTERY - 1870
Root Hog


LITTLE WONDER BATTERY - 1870
Hill End


McARTHUR and Co. BATTERY - 1870
Root Hog - Left side of the Macquarie


McARTHUR and Co. BATTERY - 1864
Root Hog - Right side of the Macquarie


ORIENTAL GMC BATTERY - 1872
Root Hog, Macquarie River


PETERSONS BATTERY
Junction of Oakey Creek

Later Price's Battery then the Gigantic QCC Battery

PRICES BATTERY - 1872
Nuggetty and Oakey Creeks, Hawkins Hill, Tambaroora

Formerly Peterson's Battery then Price's Battery then the Gigantic QCC Battery

PULLENS BATTERY - 1872
Hill End


RENATEAU'S BATTERY - 1863
Foremans Gully, Tambaroora


ROBERTS BATTERY - 1898
Foremans Gully, Tambaroora


ROSE of ENGLAND BATTERY - 1870
Dirt Holes Road


ROYAL QCC, 1853
Dirt Hole Creek, Tambaroora


TAMBAROORA CREEK GMC - 1896
Red Hill, Tambaroora


TAMBAROORA and SYDNEY QMCC
Red Hill, Tambaroora


UNKNOWN BATTERY
Braggs, Turon River


VICKERYS BATTERY - 1872
Bingbong Creek, Hawkins Hill


VICTORIA QCC
Foremans Gully, Tambaroora