The woolgar goldfield's industrial archaeology of capitalism 1879-1939
The customary feature of historical mining sites in Far North tropical Queensland is one of ephemerality. Therefore, the chance to study the Woolgar, a frontier goldfield of similar characteristics to other minesites but with vestiges of industrial archaeology still in situ, was an opportunity not to be missed. Furthermore, the Woolgar's gold rush of 1880 later transpired to be the last in Australia's nomadic age as better financed mining companies with more sophisticated technology were able...[Show more]
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