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He raised a loan for North Broken Hill in 1905 and became an influential director
just when it was beginning its long run of dividends. At the other end of the field
he was in the syndicate which cheaply bought half the shares in the mine that ...
Then came anticlimax, for the new A.M.A. weakened as goldmining became less
profitable. Then came depression in 1878 and gold mines revived; the unions
had more bargaining power and a deep alluvial miner from Creswick, William G.
After the war, however, Australia slowly became less forbidding to mineral
explorers. Taxes were modified, mining leases became larger, and industrial
unrest seemed to diminish at the very time when Indonesia, Bolivia and many of
the former ...
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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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