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He too picked up ore and instead of taking it to the captain he showed it to
cronies at the hotel at Port Wakefield, forty miles to he east. The publican was
excited and hurried the shepherd to Adelaide to apply for a mining lease. The
He mechanized the mine and mill to a degree which staid Cornishmen could not
appreciate, and the Hancock jig for ore-dressing was as relebrated as the captain
. Not altogether accepted as a preacher in his own church, he had a pulpit built ...
in the mill were known as floor captains and sometimes as gras captains, but the
real captains managed the underground. At Moonto the day shift of miners went
down the shaft at 7 a.m. but the cap tains did not descend until 9.30. Dressed in ...
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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