Our History | 1869 Araluen election

By Peter Smith
Updated June 5 2018 - 10:22am, first published 9:35am

At Araluen in the rowdy days of the goldfields, December 1869, elections for the seat of Braidwood, are on record as one of the most violent with mob rule and intimidation. It became known as the ‘Pick Handle Election’.

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