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On the same ship a bouncy poet with long corkscrew curls, Richard Henry Horne,
carried copies of his famous poem 'Orion' along with a portable blacksmith's forge
and cart and cradle that he believed would enable him to make his fortune in ...
On the last Sunday of the voyage his sermon in the saloon vainly denounced the
folly of laying up treasure on earth. Gold-seekers remembered to old age the
excitement as their ship came up Port Phillip Bay. Across the water a smooth line
So much machinery was ordered that ships sought a port nearer the mines, and
four Scandinavian sailors in their seven-ton cutter Trial found a small opening
that some called a bight and some called a hole in the rocks. Into that hole they ...
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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