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A Scottish syndicate briefly revived Kapunda, taking the mine on royalty in 1865
in the hope that modern metallurgy and civil engineering and a new manager
would make poor copper pay. And so the old manager, Captain Oldham, retired ...
smelters. The mine was a sectarian asylum, a rest home for foremen's friends and
relations. The general manager one night found seventy men doing work which
he said six or eight men could have done. A British shareholder who persuaded ...
Astonished at the bustle he became suspicious when the manager refused to
divulge the gold returns. Back in Rockhampton the customs house revealed that
exports of gold were soaring, and the press knew at once the source of the gold.
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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