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Bagot and Button shared their secret and quietly had eighty acres of the land
surveyed, then applied in the usual manner to pay the minimum price of £1 an
acre. For a month the Government Gazette advertised the land and got no other ...
NEW CORNWALLS FORTY MILES across the water from Adelaide a leg of land
jutted south. At the top of the leg the landscape was flat and dreary with hillocks
of sand rippling the surface. No river or creek cut through the plains to the sea.
But the richest deposit lay inside the fence, and under Queensland mining law
the owner of freehold land owned the gold. Anxiously the Morgans negotiated
with Donald Gordon, who was overseer on a sheep run far west. They offered
him a ...
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