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Shares fell, everyone seemed eager to sell. Scores of wealthy speculators and
working miners could not pay their debts, and Dr L. L. Smith posted them his
panacea pills and potions, 'packed as to avoid observation'. Speculators were
sick but ...
This trap for mining speculators was finally sealed in November 1871. Victoria
passed its famous No Liability Act for mining companies, one of the most radical
experiments in company law in the English-speaking world. A speculator could ...
Victoria's gambling edifice both reflected and encouraged an adven. turous
optimism not only in mining speculators but also bankers importers, and the
politicians who built state railways so freely and the Melbourne builders who
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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