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In south China were hundreds of villages that fattened on the yellow diet, for
numerically the Chinese dominated the Queensland goldfields in the seventies.
From Ballarat to the Palmer was halfway to the Equator, and a Chinese dragon ...
quarter of Victoria's miners were Chinese in 1858. The goldfields had joss
houses and Chinese barbers and stores and dens in which Chinese with pigtails
lengthened by black braid smoked peacefully the pipe that had not yet been
I have seen something of China and much of the Chinese, and I say we will one
day regret any supremacy we give them.' From Adelaide the Minister for
Education, Dr John Cockburn, denounced the Chinese miners as birds of
plunder and ...
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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