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Only two hundred men dug where perhaps two thousand once had dug, and
Ophir was in its long decline. Today, by the weeping willows and the gravel drifts,
a lonely obelisk spells the names of the gold-finders, for there is neither ink nor ...
And so Kinnear formed a co-operative party of a hundred miners who each paid
£15 for a share and worked daily in the mine. Known eventually as the Clunes
Quartz Gold Mining Company, the hundred were paid alike and the laziest ...
Others rode eight hundred miles overland by coastal sands, drinking brackish
water from wells where pearlers called, eating salted beef which dried hard in the
pack bags, and plagued with flies by day and mosquitoes by night. On the way ...
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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