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They got supplies and equipment in Rockhampton and returned to dig and
sample. The senior Morgan, Fred the publican, now wanted to see the mine and
he hired horses and buggy in Rockhampton and drove to the land. locked valley.
Bullock teams hauled it from Rockhampton to the foot of the hill known as
Razorback and could go no further. The teamsters tied a chain to the heavy boiler
and tried to haul it up the hill with block and tackle, but halfway up the hill the
D'Arcy took 358,000 shares, the Halls 283,000, William Pattison took 125,000—a
lot of shares for a man who had recently worn the butcher's apron in
Rockhampton. A local contractor and politician named John Ferguson took 117,
ooo shares, ...
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