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Many men dug hole after hole and found only traces of gold. Some got £300 from
the clayslate bottom of their first hole and found no more in months of digging.
Commissioner Hardy reckoned on arriving at the diggings that half of the 1,500 ...
Armed bushrangers molested the main roads to goldfields and cutthroats
murdered their mates in tents and golden holes, but these signs of violence were
only one side of the page, the side the newspapers liked to print. The goldfields'
By sheer strength he made the holes deep enough to ram in the explosive that
shattered the rock. By the 1870s Bendigo miners were fracturing the rock more
easily by using, instead of black blasting powder, the dynamite invented by Alfred
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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