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It also touches on iron because Australia's steel industry was nursed and
nourished by a silver-lead mine. It omits coal, for that industry is and was radically
different from metal mining. Coal was less a speculative industry, was not an
Undoubtedly many Australian gold mines would have survived the 1920s but for
Australia's policy of protecting urban industry at the expense of primary industry.
Britain lost interest in overseas mines even before it ceased to be the world's ...
Manuscripts consulted included minute books and industrial agreements of the
Barrier Ranges Mining Managers' Association from 1886 (held at M.M.A., Broken
Hill), historical notes by R. Kearns, L. Spells, R. Mee and J. R. Finlay, and copies
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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