The Rush that Never Ended: A History of Australian Mining

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Melbourne University Press, 1974 - Australia - 389 pages
Australia is one of the world's great sources of mineral treasures. Out of the ground, on land and at sea, has come wealth to create a host of lucrative industries. Our landscape is littered with mines and mining towns bearing evocative names like Rum Jungle, Noble's Nob, Broad Arrow, Bordeaux and Siberia, and stories abound of fortunes won and lost. 'The rush that never ended' tells the story of these mineral discoveries, describes the giants of Australia's mining history and records the tremendous influence that mining has had on Australia's attitudes to unionism, religion, law and politics.

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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

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