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Newspapers from California with stories of the first finds reminded Melbourne's
Argus of Aladdin's treasures and stirred hope in men who were gloomy at the low
price of Australia's wool. Ships waited briefly by Australian wharves, advertising ...
They rode one hundred miles to Melbourne and said nothing of gold in a city that
was greedy for news. The ironwork bought for their cradle, they rode to Geelong
to buy provisions, and in the port they guardedly showed specimens of quartz to ...
When stout brokers in frock coats entered the Melbourne exchange at the start of
1888 they heard a slightly hysterical sound when the list of silver shares was
read. Messengers hurried in with bundles of telegrams from all over Australia,
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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