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That Melbourne's land boom of the 1880s was wilder and more disastrous than
Sydney's may partly be explained by Victorian gamblers turning from waning
gold mines to a new and faster set of dice, blocks of city and suburban land.
The floating of several thousand independent mining companies in London was
the cardinal feature of the 1890s gold boom but, except for de Bernales'
companies, that was rare in the 1930s. The flow of foreign capital to Australian
mostly the Mining Magazine (London, 1909-) and the magazine known today as
the Chemical Engineering and ... 2, Select Committee on Gold Mining on Private
Property; Select Committee on Gold; and Quartz Claim of Messrs Syme & Co.
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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