Gold was discovered in Jackson’s Gully, Blackwood on the 14th of November, 1854. Teamsters Harry Athorn and Harry Hider were searching for a group of bullocks that were generally known to be strayed in the bush, having gotten away from earlier carters. While stopped for lunch, they were surprised to discover gold in the clear water of the creek! They collected as much of it as they could see and returned with the gold and two bullocks, blazing a trail on the way out so they could return with more prospectors, equipment and supplies.
- 1856, Township of Blackwood, County of Bourke Surveyor General’s Office. Shows the township and the location of the Tipperary Flat Diggings.
- 1931, Gorong and portions of Blackwood and Myrniong, Geological Survey of Victoria. Shows dykes, acid, basic, granite, anticlines, synclines, dips and strikes, bores, native ovens, contours, heights above sea level, recent, pliocene, miocene, newer volcanic, older volcanic, glacial, ordovician, metamorphosed ordovician, and granodiorite.
- 1937, Dept of Mines. Blackwood, County of Bourke, topographically and geographically surveyed by H. Foster, 1923. Shows alluvial gold workings, surface workings, nuggets, quartz reefs, auriferous quartz reefs, shafts, adits, fossils, springs, dams, grit beds, contours, heights above sea level, anticlines, synclines, dips and strikes, pitch, dykes, recent, pliocene, miocene, newer volcanic, older volcanic, glacial, and ordovician.