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In 1883 and 1884 New South Wales produced an average of over £400,ooo of
copper but a decade later the annual output was barely one quarter of that sum.
Drought, isolation, high wages, falling copper prices, and improvident mining ...
While Broken Hill was the third largest city in New South Wales it got most of its
supplies from South Australia. The mines gave work to South Australia's wharves,
railways, farms, factories, warehouses, and silver smelters. Broken Hill was part ...
4, Select Committee on Claims of William Tom, James Tom, and J. H. A. Lister, as
the First Discoverers of Gold in Australia. Another valuable guide to New South
Wales goldfields in the 1850s are the despatches of the governors, printed in 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