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Kimberley's influence was not measured by its meagre output and discredited
name. It drew to Western Australia tough and alert prospectors who had learned
elsewhere how to survive on scorched earth. They were the men whose petitions
At the height of the rushes, fevers killed as many men on the Murchison as they
had killed on the Kimberley. Enteric fever was widespread in the tent hospital at
Cue. On some days at The Island on Lake Austin four or five men died, were ...
A 19), Report on the Goldfields of the Kimberley District by H. P. Woodward (1891
-2, Second Session, no. 18), various reports by government geologist and mining
wardens in proceedings of Second Session of 1891-2 and Third Session of ...
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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