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'The greater our success was,' he wrote later in his ghosted autobiography, 'the
more anxious did I become to put my own persuasion to the test, the existence of
gold in New South Wales.' In fact he was not a lucky digger; he was not even ...
Charles Green, getting no reply to his desperate letter to Sydney, wrote again five
days later. He said that the 'excitement in Bathurst among all classes is intense'.
Hundreds of men had gone or were about to go to the diggings, and so many ...
On 22 May the Governor wrote his first despatch to England on the new
discoveries and suggested that Hargraves was exaggerating the gold for his own
ends and that his gold came from California. But before his despatch was put on
board a ...
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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