The Mines of South Australia, Including Also an Account of the Smelting Works in that Colony : Together with a Brief Description of the Country, and Incidents of Travel in the Bush /

The British journalist and mining expert John Baptist Austin (1827–96) moved to Adelaide as a young man with his family. During the 1850s he became closely involved in the South Australian mining industry and the gold rush in Victoria. Austin was rewarded for his outstanding expertise and became sec...

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Language:English
Published: Place of publication not identified : publisher not identified, 1863.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Series:Cambridge library collection. History of Oceania.
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Online Access:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139565318
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