37. John Francis Connelly (1860-1928), prospector
Originally from Victoria, John Connelly became a prospector and mine owner in New South Wales. He discovered a platinum field at Fifield and joined the Cossack goldrush in 1889. Connelly was responsible for the discovery of the Nannine gold find in 1890, for which he received a reward of five hundred pounds.
Connelly continued his prospecting in New Guinea and New Zealand, but did not prosper as he had in Australia.