Journal of Australasian Mining History

Volume 9
September 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

REFEREED

CLIVE BEAUCHAMP      1 – 19
The Bellbird Colliery Disaster, Cessnock, NSW, 1923 and the Mines Rescue Act 1925
PETER BELL and JUSTIN McCARTHY      20 – 35
The Evolution of Early Copper Smelting Technology in Australia (Part 2)
LLOYD CARPENTER      36 – 53
Reviled in the Record: Thomas Logan, and origins of the Cromwell Quartz Mining Company,
Bendigo, Otago
NIC HAYGARTH      54 – 73
Observation and the amateur geologist: the success of ‘self-culture’ in Thomas Hainsworth’s
exploration of the Mersey-Don Coalfield, Tasmania
KEN McQUEEN      74 – 93
Mercury Mining: A Quick History of Quicksilver in Australia
PETER SCHULZE      94 – 116
North Mount Lyell Disaster – A Miscarriage of Justice
PETER YULE     117 – 128
Victorian Gold Mining and the Recovery of the Baillieu Fortune in the 1890s

UNREFEREED

RALPH BIRRELL      129 – 142
Anatomy of a Failed Miner – The Colonial Gold Company 1852-1857
ANNE BOTH      143 – 155
From Plants and Miners Hats to Magnetic Exploders: Gutta percha in the service of miners
P.D. GARDNER      156 – 165
The Duke United Mine GMCo., Maryborough: Baillieu’s 1897 Take-over and Outcomes
BRIAN R. HILL      166 – 182
‘The ’Merican Expert’ L. R. Menzies and his Role in S.A. Mining Fiasco
KEITH PRESTON      183 – 198
Mount Victoria Goldfield, Tasmania: a case of unfulfilled potential?

BOOK REVIEWS
Alice Meredith Hodgson,
Prospecting the Pieman: George Campbell Meredith’s logbook      199 – 200
November 1876 to March 1877
Reviewer: Ruth Kerr, President AMHA
John Ferguson
and Elaine Brown, Gympie Goldfield 1867 – 2008      200 – 203
Reviewer: Ruth Kerr, President AMHA
David Upton,
The Olympic Dam Story – How Western Mining defied the odds to discover      203 – 205
and develop the world’s largest mineral deposit
Reviewer: Ian Scott
Alan Murray,
No Easy Field: Ipswich Coalmining, 1920-2000      205 – 206
Reviewer: Tom Sheridan, University of Adelaide.

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