The Rush that Never Ended - secondhand
A History of Australian Mining.
By Geoffrey Blainey. Published in 1963. 369 pages.
Hardcover, ex-library, in very good condition. Dust jacket covered.
The last continent to be found in Europe's age-long search for treasure, Australia has perhaps been more affected by the winning of base and precious metals that any other country. The finding and mining of metals have influenced racial policies, unionism, religious life, law and politics. Out of the ground has come wealth to create new industries.
Australia's map is criss-crossed with the tracks of the metal seekers, and this is the story of their successes and failures. It is also the story of the pioneers of the mining towns, the gamblers, and the industrial giants of the great companies. But as well as being an absorbing story this is an important book, a well-documented history by man well qualified to write it.