The Rush that Never Ended: A History of Australian Mining

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Melbourne University Press, 1978 - Chinese in Australia - 393 pages
Australia is one of the world's great sources of mineral treasures. Out of the ground, on land and at sea, has come wealth to create a host of lucrative industries. Our landscape is littered with mines and mining towns bearing evocative names like Rum Jungle, Noble's Nob, Broad Arrow, Bordeaux and Siberia, and stories abound of fortunes won and lost. 'The rush that never ended' tells the story of these mineral discoveries, describes the giants of Australia's mining history and records the tremendous influence that mining has had on Australia's attitudes to unionism, religion, law and politics.

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Contents

Pickpockets Gold
5
A Little Excitement
13
1O Green Moss
105
New Cornwalls
116
Moffats Metal
128
The Star of Silverton
134
The Broken Hill
142
Indian Ocean Gold Trail
161
Mines of the Mist
208
2O Mount Morgan
232
Revival
248
Froth and Bubble
259
The Boomerang Lode
272
Deserted Towns
283
End of Redshirt Capitalism
294
Golden Eagles
308

Coolgardie
177
White Feather and Boulder City
191
Chemists and Buccaneers
199
Lasseters Land 3 18
318
A Mine in Agony
324
New Age
335

About the author (1978)

Geoffrey Blainey is an Australian historian, born 1930 in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He taught at the University of Melbourne and held chairs in economic history and history. He taught at Harvard University as a visiting professor of Australian Studies. He has written over 36 and is the author of The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia for which he was a joint winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian history.

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