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The first Australian Gemboree was held in the Warrumbungle National Park in 1965. The Gemboree is an event held annually at Easter and is a gathering point for gem collectors and fossickers. It attracts a large crowd and runs for several days.

Peter’s Story Part 2

A Trainee Geological Draftsman

With schooling finished I really had no idea where my life would take me. I knew I wanted to do something with geology. My problem was that my academic results were not high enough to further my education at University and I had no interest in full time study.

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Peter’s Story Part 1

Peter’s Story part 1 starts in Grabben Gullen, a sleepy little one horse town about an hours drive north east of Canberra. Not far from here is a creek that nature deposited in its gravel beautiful blue sapphires. I first found out about these in 1962. At this stage very few people knew there were quality stones to be found by those who put in the effort.

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