Journal of Australasian Mining History

Volume 8
September 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

REFEREED

PETER BELL and JUSTIN McCARTHY      1 – 22
The Evolution of Early Copper Smelting Technology in Australia (Part I)
GEOFFREY BLAINEY      22 – 35
A brief history of BHP Billiton
MEL DAVIES      36 – 62
Financing the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia: Liquidity Problems and Resolutions
JIM ENEVER      63 – 87
‘Mining for Oil in Victoria’: The Lakes Entrance Oil Shaft
KEN McQUEEN and ROBERT BARNES      88 – 105
The Maitland Bar Nugget: A Key Link to the Gold Rush Heritage of New South Wales

UNREFEREED

CLIVE BEAUCHAMP      106 – 118
Double Disaster: Lithgow Valley Colliery, New South Wales, 1886
PHILIP HART      119 – 132
Joseph Harris Smallman: A prospector who became a Pakeha Maori
BRIAN R. HILL 133 – 147
New Zealand’s 1896 Mining Boom
KEITH PRESTON      148 – 171
Mount Bischoff Tin Mines: Pioneers of Water power in the Tasmanian mining industry
TONY WESTON      172 – 183
Mining Lower Grade Ore: Changes in Mining Technology at Mt Lyell, Tasmania, 1927-1939

BOOK REVIEWS

Paul Robert Adams, The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield
1875-1921
, Puncher and Wattman Biography, Glebe, 2010.      184-186
Reviewer: Alan Murray
John Hillman, The International Tin Cartel, Routlege, London and New York, 2010.      186 – 188
Reviewer: Gordon Boyce, The University of Newcastle, Australia
R. Keith Johns, A mirage in the desert? The discovery, evaluation and development of the 188 – 19
Olympic Dam ore body at Roxby Downs, South Australia, 1975-88, O’Neil Historical & Editorial
Services, Adelaide 2010.      188-190
Reviewer: Barry Cooper, University of South Australia
Philip J. Pells and Philip J. Hammon (Written & compiled by), with contributions from
Amanda Mackie, Karen Carlson and Brian Fox, The Burning Mists of Time’: A Technological
and Social History of Mining at Katoomba, WriteLight, Blackheath, NSW, 2009,     190-193
Reviewer: David Branagan, University of New South Wales
Michael Waterhouse: Not a Poor Man’s Field: The New Guinea Goldfields to 1942 – 
An Australian Colonial History, Halstead Press, Braddon, ACT, 2010.     194-196
Reviewer: Mel Davies, University of Western Australia

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