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Decayed gentlemen boiled mutton in a black pot and proud farmers lay on soiled
blankets under drays. Seamen and men who had never seen the sea sat on logs
with their quart-pot of tea. Thieves who knew the ways of thieves slept with their ...
On 8 January 1844 they left their homestead in a bullock dray shaded by a
tarpaulin to open the first copper mine in Australia. In a quaint ceremony on those
swelling hills they heard a learned address on mining from Professor Menge, the
In winter the track became a bog, impassable for heavy drays. At height of
summer carters could not be hired, for they reaped on their farms or carted wool
and grain. Traffic was centred on autumn and spring and Henry Ayers, the mine ...
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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