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Shown the place, he looked carefully and found slugs of gold in a big white blow
of quartz. ... to Nannine, the scene of the original find, others who had read
reports in the Geraldton newspaper were busy picking up pieces of alluvial gold.
In the background to that discontent the alluvial troubles were inflammable. They
affected few men, the gold in dispute was trifling, but because the dispute
happened on the fields instead of in parliament in distant Perth it fired an outcry
The generation who remembered gold saving the nation in the 1890s hoped that
gold again might save it. ... The discovery of more alluvial gold at the height of the
depression in 1932 drew hundreds of unemployed city men and bushmen to ...
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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