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Sir Saul SAMUEL

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A Merchant, Pastoralist, Miner and Politician with interests in Tambaroura, Bathurst, Wellington, Narromine and Sydney who later became the Colonial Treasurer of the NSW Colony




Sir Saul SAMUEL

Biography from Wikipedia
The biography at Wkipedia gives very little detail of his pastoral, mining or commercial interests in the Tambaroora area.

He and his brother were both prominent in the early days of the Goldfields in the Western Districts, dealing in real estate, purchases and sales of gold and cartage to and from the Goldfields being just some of their interests. The sale of the Golden Ball Inn at Bald Hill had noted that interested parties apply to either Mr.S. Samuel at Bathurst or to Mssrs. L. and S. Samuel at 353 Pitt Street Sydney. Another newspaper article noted "LOADING - Wanted, teams for 30 tons loading, chiefly machinery, for Louisa Creek and Tambaroora - Apply at the offices of L. and S. Samuel Pitt Street Sydney".

This newspaper article includes the Consignments of Gold made by Saul Samuel and his brother Lewis SAMUEL from Bathurst, Tambaroora Creek and the Turon to the Colonial Treasury.

In February 1852 Saul Samuel was one of the first to apply to register a quartz vein in the area. It was incidentally located on what was known as Samuels Field/Flat directly behind the Commissioners Camp.

5th Oct 1852 - A Newspaper article on Tambaroura mentions Samuels Flat and the registered quartz vein and the trouble it caused with the miners. Oakes Stockyard, Samuels Flat



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