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They found it on the third day in a creek in front of a bark-roofed hut, the birth of
the mining town of Beechworth. It was 160 miles north-east of Melbourne, close
to the main road to Sydney, and thousands came from New South Wales late in ...
Forrest and his geologist Fenton also saw gold in the desolate ranges, and when
the weary party reached the overland telegraph line in the Northern Territory and
rode north to Pine Creek and spread their news in that waning goldfield there ...
not rich enough to drill the big lodes, and soon the procession of motor trucks
with boiling radiators went back the track to Alice Springs, leaving Chapman to
guard the Granites. Some who left the Granites went east to Tennant Creek. For
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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