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Neither Great Britain nor any British colony had had to face such a crisis.
California had gold rushes, but the gold was found just after the United States
had taken the territory from Mexico and the temporary military rulers did nothing
to regulate ...
Of the colony's 190,000 people possibly no more than 6,ooo were on the
diggings on any one day in the winter of 1851; of the colony's workforce perhaps
not more than one in twenty was on the diggings. Nevertheless, that wise civil
Before 188o Australian mining investors rarely bought shares in mines outside
their own district or colony. In the 1880s the scope for investing in new mines
within two hundred miles of Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney was narrowing, ...
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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