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Bowes Kelly almost regretted its discovery, for it was controlled by his enemy,
James Crotty. Excitable, clever, and courageous, Crotty had levered boulders
from the original Iron Blow, had been so excited by its gold that he promised to
While Crotty's journals unscrupulously criticized every proposed railway, he
quietly planned his own. His North Lyell railway would run from Macquarie
Harbour through the gentler country on the east side of the mountain range,
linking his ...
After blast furnaces had yielded scant profit at Crotty, the North Lyell had another
outbreak of dis. sent. MacArthur and his Scottish friends resigned, and new
directors explored the chance of a merger. The private rail motors dashed
through the ...
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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