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Metal deposits were close to the main port of Adelaide and so were soon seen
and easily developed. Amongst the settlers of that paradise of civil and religious
freedom were miners from Cornwall, then the world's centre of metal mining, who
Ayers in Adelaide anxiously wrote to the chief captain: 'How are the men affected
by the late news from Melbourne?' The men were very much affected; and the
company had to enforce the Cornish custom of not paying the tribute money to ...
It was left to Adelaide investors to capture these richest hills in Western Australia.
South Australia was poorest in minerals of the Australian colonies, yet was
always eager to speculate in mining shares. That eagerness may have derived
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