The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 11 June 1895
From the warden's report for the Monal goldfield it would appear that the alluvial workings at Dead Horse Gully, on Spring Creek, between Cania and Monal, are progressing, there being about forty European miners employed. Several coarse pieces of gold, some weighing from loz. to 7oz., have been lately found there.
At Monal the population has increased, and several new parties are prospecting on the field. The chief mining Interest is centred in the Lady Griffith and Mount Forrest ??? of reefs, though work Is being pushed on in those known as The Trident, Patriot, United Rose, Red Flag, Augusta, and Great Eastern. The Nos. 1 and 2 south-east Lady Griffith are both raising good stone from a reef 2ft. thick. The Mount Forrest p.c., at a depth of 130ft., lost the reef, but on sinking for it where it broke off, at a depth of 23ft.. found it, the stone being much mineralised. From a trial crushing of 10 ½ tons of this stone the owners got a return of 2 ½ oz. of gold to the ton. Other signs of improvement are not lacking.
You should check out Trove Newspapers - if you search Monal Weakley you will find reference to a John Weakley a native from Somerset England.
If you check out the 1871 UK Census you will see that Frank had an older brother John who it appears came out on the "Duke of Buckingham" 3/02/1883 with his wife Ellen MORRIS - (see FreeBMD) married Qrt Sep 1880 District: Axbridge.
Frank came out on the "Hampshire" in November 1883.
John Weakley is mentioned in the Trove Newspapers as owning a mine in Monal.
Like everything you need to check out these details to confirm if they are correct.
Immigration details found at Qld Archives.
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