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Along sixty miles of timbered mountains from Walhalla to Woods Point, hundreds
of independent reef proprietors tried to profit from the surface gold or the gold in
investors' purses. Humble men made fortunes in the mountains. One man who ...
Of all these mountain gold towns only Walhalla worked its reefs vigorously. Now
a ghost town in a walled valley with a crooked narrow street and the old rotunda
of the mountaineers' brass band and the old fire station on stilts above the creek,
He was one of many Australians who believed that -'rich gold reefs were hidden
in the heart of the continent. He had even seen one with his strange staring eyes.
He recalled that as a young man he had gone to the Arltunga goldfield near ...
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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