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only once by drunken diggers, and their offence was merely to shout 'Who stole
the donkey?'. Armed bushrangers molested the main roads to goldfields and
cutthroats murdered their mates in tents and golden holes, but these signs of ...
As he went away cursing, a drunken digger shouted "There goes a broomstick,'
and the constable turned and fired point blank, killing one man and wounding
another. Vicious incidents were recounted and embellished in diggers' tents at
The layer of auriferous soil on grassy flats and in the bars of creeks was so thin
that large areas were denuded of gold in weeks. New Zealand diggers were
dismayed to find no defined runs of alluvium and no shallow leads. Victorian
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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