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Australian Colonial History

Moments in Australian History

The Large Hole in the Ground

The Australian colonies made their wealth in the nineteenth century by mining. We all know of the gold in the 1850s but what of the others? We will take a look at gold in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Mount Isa Mines in Queensland and Mt Lyall in Tasmania.
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Kalgoorlie Open Cut
Mt Isa Mine c1923
Mt Isa Mine Today
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