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With the approach of his second winter in California he thought of snow and iced
winds and hastened his plans to return to Sydney. Concern for his wife and five
children who were struggling at the timber port of East Gosford (N.S.W.) added to
Hargraves meantime had gone over the mountains to Sydney to ask the
government for a reward. He knew that gold mining was a lottery and that even if
he found a rich field he himself might dig little gold. He knew too that all gold
belonged to ...
Charles Green, getting no reply to his desperate letter to Sydney, wrote again five
days later. He said that the 'excitement in Bathurst among all classes is intense'.
Hundreds of men had gone or were about to go to the diggings, and so many ...
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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