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COOLGARDIE HE LAD ALBERT GASTON worked in a sawmill at the small town
of York when news of Bayley's gold came on the wires. Driving the mill engine,
he was so excited he forgot to draw the fire and nearly blew the boiler. He left ...
Pastoralists moving north from the wind-swirled port of Esperance found gold in
the Dundas Hills, and gold-seekers moved south from Coolgardie and found
Norseman, still rich in gold. Hannan's Kalgoorlie was a stepping stone to I.O.U.
Coolgardie in the glorious winter of 1894 caught the two phases in the life of the
goldfields side by side. It was still the supply base and the entertainment parlour
for the prospectors returning from distant rushes, and they delighted to sleep 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