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The old opium trader himself won more money han any other mine magnate in
Australia had hitherto made. Hughes' sheep station was known as Walla-Waroo,
a native name or wallaby's urine, and his mines became known as Wallaroo.
His unique place at Moonta made him sally for legend and oke, and his fame was
spread by migrating miners and by the car:oons of Oswald Pryor so that he
became Australia's legendary mine manager. More than six feet tall, skilled in ...
As wages and all costs had risen, gold and copper therefore suffered severely.
The river of mining capital dried, and that was both cause and effect of the
decline. As more and more mines closed and dividends became smaller, 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