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A Scottish syndicate briefly revived Kapunda, taking the mine on royalty in 1865
in the hope that modern metallurgy and civil engineering and a new manager
would make poor copper pay. And so the old manager, Captain Oldham, retired ...
Astonished at the bustle he became suspicious when the manager refused to
divulge the gold returns. Back in Rockhampton the customs house revealed that
exports of gold were soaring, and the press knew at once the source of the gold.
manager, and his comment caused scant surprise. Managers themselves were
often careless, sometimes criminally irresponsible in their neglect of safe
methods. The states for long did not bother to enforce precautions in mines or to
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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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