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Australia and Its Gold Fields; A Historical Sketch of the Progress of the Australian Colonies, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day with a Particular Account of the Recent Gold Discoveries, and Observations on the Present Aspect of the Land Question (Paperback) Loot Price: R358
Discovery Miles 3 580
Australia and Its Gold Fields; A Historical Sketch of the Progress of the Australian Colonies, from the Earliest Times to the...

Australia and Its Gold Fields; A Historical Sketch of the Progress of the Australian Colonies, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day with a Particular Account of the Recent Gold Discoveries, and Observations on the Present Aspect of the Land Question (Paperback)

Edward Hammond Hargraves

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the scientific and practical discoveries of gold in australia; with an account of the author' S travels and researches there in 1851 and 1852. Practical discovery of gold in Australia made by the writer--Disputed claims of Sir E. Murchison and Mr. Clarke to the honour of the scientific discovery--Accidental discoveries of small samples of gold at various times--Count Streleczki's Report on the geology of Australia silent in respect to gold--The Author's journey to the Blue Mountains in quest of gold--Account of his various discoveries--Arrangements on the subject with the Colonial Government--Appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands--Disappointment of the first gold diggers--Examination and report on various gold fields--Gold fields of Victoria--Author returns to Sydney, and receives 10,000 from Government as the price of his discovery. I Propose, in the present chapter, to give a succinct history of the discovery of gold in Australia. In so doing, it would he far more satisfactory to me if I could feel myself justified in confining my remarks chiefly to my own share in that discovery, leaving to others to settle among themselves their conflicting claims, upon scientific grounds, in regard to that discovery--claims which in no way interfere with mine, which touch alone the practical result. But this I cannot do; a history of gold discoveries, whether those in California or Australia, being obviously incomplete, unless some att...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Edward Hammond Hargraves
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44177-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-217-44177-7
Barcode: 9780217441773

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