It was more or less all over bar the shouting with the Chinese on the goldfields by years end. Their numbers were now capped and the authorities had the power to restrict them to segregated off areas.
Basically it was a case that if no one else wanted it – then Chinese could work it.
This in itself was not devoid of opportunity for those who remained to work the fields rather than either depart for new diggings elsewhere around the world or indeed head home to China.
Even so called worked out portions of the fields, were often still very rich in gold for those with the skill in separating it out from the mass of earth that surrounded it.
This largely spelled the end of hostilities for most of the diggings – except for Lambing Flat / Burrangong. Passions here ran very deep and issues continuing to simmer for at least the next five years without however revisiting violent conflicts.