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These were possibly the largest Cornish communities beyond land's End. At the
New Year carnivals the game was Cornish wrestling and at week-ends the
favoured game was cock-fighting— Intil the law and religious revivals tossed the
In 190o Tasmania had the nation's largest tinfield, largest copperfield, second
largest silverfield, and gold as well. And, like Western Australia, more than half of
its export wealth was coming from mines. The mistline drifted above and below ...
It owned the largest dumps along the line of lode and in 1904 they held about £
11 million of metals which the process could reasonably be expected to extract.
B.H.P. and Potter fought for four years until the Supreme Court of Victoria ruled in
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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