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When the north wind rushed hot from inland, men working 100 or 150 feet
underground could barely stand the heat and humidity. As very few holes or
shafts were connected to one another and the air did not flow down them, miners
had to ...
The quest for early profits and the difficulty of supplying strong timber to support
the underground workings before the railway reached Broken Hill made them
tear out the rich ore without adequate care for the safety of the mine. The native
Smoke was again seen underground on 12 September 1897, a small fire in the
timber, but its fumes killed three men. Five years later that fire revived, and thirty-
seven men had to be carried to safety, and lofty walls of brick were erected far ...
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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