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Opals & gold : wanderings & work on the mining & gem fields / by Robert M. Macdonald
Bib ID 1694561
Format BookBook
Author
Macdonald, Robert M. (Robert Maclauchlan)
 
Description London : Fisher Unwin, 1928 
255 p. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

The author travels through Australia and the then territory of New Guinea prospecting and exploring for gold, 'molybdenite' and pearls with a changing band of fellow prospectors. Among the various mining anecdotes they encounter Aborignal people and describe their customs, ceremonies and rituals. The text contains language, terms and attitudes that would be considered derogatory today.

Subjects Opals.  |  Prospecting -- Australia.  |  Mining industry - Gold.  |  Mining industry - Mine workers.  |  Mining industry - Exploration.  |  Mining industry - Opal.  |  Economic sectors - Pearling.  |  Lightning Ridge (N NSW SH55-07)  |  Papua New Guinea (PNG)  |  Chillagoe (NE Qld SE55-05)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Wupipi / Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)  |  White Cliffs (NW NSW SH54-12)

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