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Then on to this quivering stage walked a shepherd boy named Chapman with
some 38 ounces of gold that he had found on Glen- mona station near the
present town of Amherst, a hundred miles north-west of Melbourne. Not the first
man to ...
He left work that day, rolled a small tent and spare shirt and pair of blankets into a
swag, and next morning walked east with tin billy and gallon waterbag. York was
one of the nearest railway stations to Coolgardie, a mere three hundred miles ...
the chimneys thickened winter fogs in the valleys so that men often walked in
daylight to the smelters with a hurricane lamp and some walked all day without
finding the smelters. Fire blackened the hills, sulphur killed new growth and rain ...
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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