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A Mark of Esteem

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Charles Edward De Boos was a noted humorist and journalist who wrote about the mining industry in New South Wales. In 1874 he was appointed a warden and magistrate of the New South Wales goldfields.

In 1881 he was presented with a gold medal from Chinese miners in the Braidwood district who each subscribed a piece of gold. It was presented as a mark of esteem from the Chinese miners. The accompanying newspaper article states that with this 'passport' it would have been possible for him to have travelled all over China without molestation.