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land mines. London's money bags therefore tempted Queensland goldmen who
wanted capital for their mines. Charters Towers was Queensland's great gold
town in 1886 and when the band played Saturday nights in the warm air the
Such was the London mania for gold shares that Charters Towers promoters took
their leases to London and sold worthless mines for huge sums. Twenty-seven
Queensland mines were floated in London before the boom crumpled in 1887.
Charters Towers gold was exhibited to thousands in London, and Englishmen
invested heavily in its mines. Three hundred miles north-west of Charters Towers,
in the heat of January 1886, Croydon was proclaimed a goldfield by the ...
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