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All three were convulsed by religious revivals, and one miner recalled standing
one week night at a place equally distant from three large chapels and hearing
from each the cries of penitents. At the 1874-5 revival miners returning from work
Trial Harbour became a busy town and from the decks of the ships one could see
the night lights of ... high on the granite slopes from mine managers' cottages and
battery sheds and shafts where horses worked the whims through the night.
At night sailors at sea saw the sudden glare on land as horseboys tipped their
ladles of red-hot slag. In the port carved from mangrove swamp the wharves were
stacked with Oregon timber for the mines and bars of lead for the East, and the ...
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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