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He was at Yelta mine on the north boundary of Moonta when he was offered at
the age of twenty-eight the big Moonta mine, and with him went five captains from
Yelta. He could survey and assay and think and plan, and his mine became ...
in the mill were known as floor captains and sometimes as grass captains, but the
real captains managed the underground. At Moonta the day shift of miners went
down the shaft at 7 a.m. but the captains did not descend until 9.30. Dressed in ...
Captain Hancock's mine employed over 1,400 men and boys in 1873, more than
any other Australian mine until the rise of the rich Broken Hill Proprietary silver-
lead mine. The Wallaroo company's mines, which usually employed only half as
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