This Day in History: 1849-01-08

In 1849, it is thought that John Hole Duffield of Fremantle most likely made the first discovery of gold in the Swan River Colony in the Jimperding-Toodyay area.

Sources:
West Australian, 25 Jan. 1906, p.7; 3 April 1931, p.9.
Peter J. Bridge with Angela Teague. Toodyay gold. Hesperian Press, 2008, p.1.