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Main Title: Metal mining in Tasmania, 1804 to 1914 : how government helped shape the mining industry / Glyn Roberts. Book Cover
Author: Roberts, Glyn.
Imprint: Launceston, Tas. : Bokprint Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with Fullers Bookshop, 2007.
Collation: viii, 424 p. : ill., maps, paperback ; 22 cm.
Subject: Mines and mining
Gold mines and mining
Tin mines and mining
Tasmania
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780958517416 (pbk.) :
Notes:
A comprehensive account of the development of the metal mining industry from the beginnings of British settlement in Van Dieman's Land in 1804 to the outbreak of the First World War.
Contents:
Part I: A Hesitant Start 1804 to 1880 -- 1 Early Find and Failures (1804-1850) -- 2. Th Lure of Gold: Private Initiatives and Government Deterrents (1851-1855) -- 3:: Development of the Fingal Goldfield and Gold Searches Elsewhere (1855-1859) -- Mineral Searches in the West, North and North -East (1859-1867) -- . Retrenchments and Rebuilding in the Civil Service -- (1867-1876)-- 6. Major Mineral Discoveries and an Unexpected Failure -- (1870-1876) -- 7 At Last: Promise of a Gold-Tinted Age (1876-1883)

Part II: Growth Years 1880 to 1914 -- 8. Political Background -- 9. Roles of the Civil Service -- 10. Government Administration -- 11. Government Geologists -- 12. Land Survey -- 13. Mining Education -- 14. Mining Legislation -- 15. Government Assistance.

Part III: Major Developments -- 16. Tin Mining in North East Tasmania -- 17. The West Coast (1880-1891) 317 -- 18. The West Coast (1892-1914) -- 9. Access to the West Coast.

Bibliography: p. 405-412.
Includes index.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 622.34 TAS ROB Available