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Eighteen miles up the track to Wilcannia another silver-lead mine was opened. Its
name was Umberumberka, and Stokie the publican was said to be its finder. A
mile away was a beautiful place for a town with permanent water in wells and ...
At The Pinnacles a Melbourne company built small furnaces and employed a
manager who not only ran mine and smelter, but helped unload the firewood; for
all their optimism the small silver companies were wary of experts. W. H.
When stout brokers in frock coats entered the Melbourne exchange at the start of
1888 they heard a slightly hysterical sound when the list of silver shares was
read. Messengers hurried in with bundles of telegrams from all over Australia,
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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