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Only two hundred men dug where perhaps two thousand once had dug, and
Ophir was in its long decline. Today, by the weeping willows and the gravel drifts,
a lonely obelisk spells the names of the gold-finders, for there is neither ink nor ...
And so Kinnear formed a co-operative party of a hundred miners who each paid
£1 5 for a share and worked daily in the mine. Known eventually as the Clunes
Quartz Gold Mining Company, the hundred were paid alike and the laziest ...
Five hundred shares were offered in Silverton at £9 each and rushed. Jamieson
boarded the coach, wearing one of Wilson's suits and carrying a bundle of
printed prospectuses, and went to Adelaide where solicitors sneered at the
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