The gold was brought down by three drays, each dray carrying two boxes and drawn by a team of six horses.
The boxes containing the gold were first three feet long with six handles, and were carried into the office by six men. The Blue Stone building on the left was in the occupation of the Government at the time; the ground floor being used as a gold office and the two upper stories occupied by the Surveyor-General, Robert Hoddie and his staff of escorts and clerks.
When the escort arrived the clerks and draftsmen of the Survey Department were looking down on the scene from the windows, and the next day nearly the whole staff sent in their reations, determined to try their luck at gold digging. The central group represents two lucky diggers of the escort class spinning a yarn to some new chums.
On their left is a new chum Chinaman stopping to listen to the first s of a countryman of his who has just returned from the goldfields.
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Student activities Task no. The Arrival of the First Gold Escort Source text: Arrival of the First Gold Escort - by an eye witness The gold was brought down by three drays, each dray carrying two boxes and drawn by a team of six horses.
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