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At the New South Wales goldfield of Young in the summer of 1860-1 two Chinese
miners were killed and ten wounded in attacks led by armed vigilantes. The
arrival of mounted troopers and artillery quelled the violence, but on the same
field a ...
In 1883 and 1884 New South Wales produced an average of over £400,000 of
copper but a decade later the annual output was barely one quarter of that sum.
Drought, isolation, high wages, falling copper prices, and improvident mining ...
Another valuable guide to New South Wales goldfields in the 1850s are the
despatches of the governors, printed in the English Parliamentary Papers as '
Correspondence and further Papers Relative to the Recent Discovery of Gold in ...
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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