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Early Kalgoorlie WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1893--1900 Gold Rush Aboriginals History

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ONE OF A SERIES ON KALGOORLIE SEE http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=DON+PUGH+KALGOORLIE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie is a Western Australian city located about 600 km east of Perth. Its current approximate population is 30,000. For eastward train travellers, on the trans-continental "Indian Pacific" service, Kalgoorlie is the last town encountered for hundreds of kilometres before entering the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. The "Prospector" train run by Transwa provides daily services to Perth In June 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mt Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. During the resultant halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On June 17, 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie was born. The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since. The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903. DON PUGH producer: Don Pugh
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Text Comments (9)
Mark Holly (1 month ago)
narrator has the personality of a corpse.
Flackonator (2 years ago)
Frank Bakker (2 years ago)
I thought it was a terrific historical document Murray. Why don't you like it?
jackamarra85 (2 years ago)
Frank Bakker first of all its not the wangkatha peoples counrty and to say life was hard before white man come on is this for real
Murray Jackamarra (2 years ago)
What a load of crap
beaksofeagles (3 years ago)
Thank you so much for this video. I am currently reading Robert Drew's "The Drowner", and the photos and history you show are so valuable to this history, and the story in the novel.. I am fascinated. Recommend the novel to anyone with an interest in this history.
Pathfinder747 Terry (3 years ago)
Gold most commonly occurs as a native metal, but will form compounds (or minerals) with tellurium, sulfur or selenium. The gold-bearing minerals that contain tellurium are called ‘tellurides’. The Golden Mile deposit in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, is a massive deposit containing greater than 1500 tonnes of gold. Some 70 to 75% of gold in the deposit occurs as native gold, but a further 20% occurs as tellurides. The remaining 5 to 10% is in the form of 'invisible' gold that has substituted into the crystal structures of various minerals or occurs as minute particles. Therefore, extracting gold from telluride minerals, such as calaverite, which contains around 42% gold, has been very important in the history of Kalgoorlie mining, producing around 300 tonnes of gold. Gold-bearing tellurides were first identified in the Golden Mile deposits in May 1896, three years after the first discovery of gold. Prior to 1896, rocks containing tellurides were not recognised as rich gold ores, looking somewhat like pyrite (or fool’s gold)-bearing waste, and were discarded, strewn on cart tracks and walkways, and also used as building stone. For a short time the streets of Kalgoorlie-Boulder had indeed been paved with gold!
Will Begg (4 years ago)
Awesome! Great job, mate.
self actualise! (6 years ago)
appreciate your work and history knowledge. thank you for sharing mate.

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