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Bagot and Dutton shared their secret and quietly had eighty acres of the land
surveyed, then applied in the usual manner to pay the minimum price of £1 an
acre. For a month the Government Gazette advertised the land and got no other ...
It was poor land for the pastoralist and mean land for the prospector. A blanket of
earth and rubble covered the ancient rocks and minerals of Yorke Peninsula.
Captain Walter Watson Hughes ran his sheep across the thigh of the leg of land.
The senior Morgan, Fred the publican, now wanted to see the mine and he hired
horses and buggy in Rockhampton and drove to the land. locked valley. A
surveyor went with him and marked more than thirty small gold claims on the
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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