William Edward LAURIE , 18451906 (aged 61 years)

Male Pioneer
Name
William Edward /LAURIE/
Given names
William Edward
Surname
LAURIE
Occupation

The countryside around Majors Creek is still scoured from gold mining activities and the interested visitor can still see signs of the mining which scarred the country from 1851 until around 1900. The water races, puddlers, Chinese stone walls, dams, mullock heaps, sluices and tailings are of interest and are reminders of this dynamic nature of the early town. Fine alluvial gold can still be panned in the surrounding creeks.