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The telegraph had opened these goldfields of the Northern Territory. From the
cliffs of Darwin a copper cable slipped into the sea and crossed to Java and Asia
to join the telegraphic web of the northern hemisphere. From those same cliffs a ...
In 1875 the rattle-trap paid the Northern Territory's first dividend but by then the
field was collapsing. Most directors and mine managers believed that cheap
coloured labour could save the mines. John Lewis, legal manager of many gold
27), the report on Exploration by the Government Geologist in 1905 (1906), and
the mining warden's half-yearly reports on the Northern Territory. Other
government publications I used on Territory mining were the Annual Progress
Report of ...
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