In 1931, a gentleman named Harold Bell Lasseter informed the Australian Worker’s union that he’d discovered a seven-miles-long vein of gold in the outback. An expedition was mounted to survey what was possibly one of the largest gold finds in history. But after the quest ended in disaster, the truth behind Lasseter’s Reef remains questionable. Who was Harold Lasseter? Did his reef exist?
Australia experiences forest fires during its spring and summer. Please consider donating to the charities found in the description of this episode.
State of New South Wales Fire Service
State of Victoria Fire Service
Wildlife Rescue and Treatment
National Disaster Relief
Australian Food Bank
Background music “Uluru” from Purple Planet,
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Artifact”, “Goldrush,” “Infados,” “Ritual,” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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