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4 BALLARAT'S DITCH OF PERDITION Diggers who visited Ballarat late in 1852
saw it reviving. I The exodus from Ballarat to new rushes had burnt itself out, and
diggers who knew the charming green valley with the lambs bleating and the ...
Imperceptibly company mining was becoming normal at Ballarat: small
companies of ten or twelve working shareholders and perhaps an equal number
of sleeping shareholders. A royal commission visiting Ballarat at the end of 1854
saw the ...
This practice was known as shepherding, and along the supposed course of
Ballarat's many leads the shepherders idled away the days, sanctioned by law
but cursed by opinion. Men sinking nearby shafts cursed the shepherders who
did not ...
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The history of mining is central to Australian history, from the gold rushes of the 1860's which brought hundreds of thousand of immigrants, to the mountain ranges of iron ore and immense natural gas ... Read full review