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That Melbourne's land boom of the 1880s was wilder and more disastrous than
Sydney's may partly be explained by Victorian gamblers turning from waning
gold mines to a new and faster set of dice, blocks of city and suburban land.
The increasing depth of mines made ventilation difficult, and often no current of
air blew away the dust from dead ends where ... Moreover, as gold mines
became poorer the opportunities for gold pilfering decreased; strong police
The floating of several thousand independent mining companies in London was
the cardinal feature of the 1890s gold boom but, except for de Bernales'
companies, that was rare in the 1930s. The flow of foreign capital to Australian
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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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