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complaint, too, was sound. On 31 August 1858 the government ordered the
dunes Company to cease working the alluvial leads until the bill legalizing
mining on private property had been passed. That bill took another twenty-six
years to pass, ...
ing company known in turn as Patent Copper Company and the English &
Australian Copper Company. From 1849 Burra had its white chimney with smoke
blowing like a horse's mane on windy days as a beacon to teamsters hauling
Even attempts to rob the company of some of its rich ground seemed to inflate the
shares. While the company's freehold land was safe, the claims on the sidelines
were held under mining law, and that law could be challenged. The company ...
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