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The arrival of that fussy, elegant, impractical geologist from England could have
been a decisive event, but was not. He rode from Sydney to examine mines in
January 1851, and because there were no known gold mines he first examined
Forrest and his geologist Fenton also saw gold in the desolate ranges, and when
the weary party reached the overland telegraph line in the Northern Territory and
rode north to Pine Creek and spread their news in that waning goldfield there ...
In the winter of 1892 he and Ford rode into the rising sun. They rode about 160
miles to the east and then turned back, for their waterbags were light. Near the
present town of Coolgardie they found a small rockhole of water and decided to ...
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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