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London journals praised Crotty and attacked Kelly and his company, the Mining
Journal arguing that Kelly's railway was useless and would soon slide into the
river. Such publicity promoted Crotty's plan for his own railway to the copperfield.
The Emu Bay railway opened valuable mineral country but after sixty-five years it
has not paid a dividend. While Crotty's journals unscrupulously criticized every
proposed railway, he quietly planned his own. His North Lyell railway would run ...
If the companies merged, one railway and one port and one smelting town would
be redundant. In Queenstown the man who had to tar his roof thought seriously
whether he should waste the tar. In Crotty the publicans wondered whether to ...
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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