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Australia Gold Rushes

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Parent Category: History of Australia
The Australian gold rushes: facts about life and personalities in the goldfields, and how the gold rushes shaped Australia's history.
The Eureka Stockade was a dispute between the miners, or diggers as they were called, protesting the high price of their licence fee, and the troopers, or police, who enforced the licence fees and carried out spot checks to ensure diggers had current licences, which cost exorbitant fees. Conditions…
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Hargraves was born in 1811. He discovered gold in 1851. Therefore he was about 40 years old.
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Payable gold had already been discovered in New South Wales. Victoria had pushed for self-government and separation from NSW, and now the government was keen to establish its own source of wealth. It was believed that, if gold was discovered within 200 miles of Melbourne, people would flock to the n…
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It is not known exactly when Peter Lalor was born, but he is believed to have been born on 5 February 1827. He died on 9 February 1889, making him 62 at the time of his death.
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There are a couple: These are all about the Australian Goldrushes.
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The Chinese were known for growing their own vegetables, which formed the staple of their diet during the Gold rush in Australia. They kept their own pigs, ducks and poultry which they would kill and eat, ensuring they always had a supply of fresh food. Their diet was far better than that of the Aus…
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People on the Australian goldfields most commonly ate damper, a simple bread made of flour, salt and water and cooked over an open campfire. They ate mutton with potatoes and onions, perhaps some cabbage and carrots if they were lucky, mutton or rabbit stew, or salted beef jerky. Occasionally they m…
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In essence, Hargraves started the gold rush in Australia. Edward Hargraves had carefully studied the geology of the Bathurst area and, convinced that it was similar to that of the California goldfields, from where he had just returned, went prospecting. He asked for assistance from John Lister, a m…
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Conditions on the Australian goldfields were harsh. The fields were crowded: miners had between 1 and 3 square metres of 'claim' to live and work. Conditions were unsanitary, due to the open toilet trenches. Many diggers lived in tents, or even rough, open bark shelters. Those who stayed longer some…
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The discovery of gold meant significant changes for Australian society, for its economic and political development, and for its future in general. One of the main effects of the gold rushes was on the growing agricultural industry. Many men who worked on the farms, sheep and cattle stations simply d…
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Men left the family and many times took all the money they had for a grub stake. Many times they never returned or died looking for gold.
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He left school at 14 and became a sailor. Arriving in Sydney, he decided to try out life in the colony, and took a job on a property, tried beche de mer fishing in Torres Strait, then got his own property. near Woolongong.
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During the goldrush years, gold was found in each state of Australia and also the Northern Territory. Gold was found in New South wales in towns around the Bathurst area in 1851, including Ophir, Lucknow, Sofala and Hill End. It was also found in other places such as Young and Bingara.The first gold…
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first he lived in England ,than Australia ,than he started the gold rush
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Edward Hargraves's family had immigrated to Australia from England, so he lived in Australia for awhile, attempting to find a job. He was lured to the Californian goldfields to try and make his fortune during the gold rush there. He was unsuccessful, despite spending some 12 months prospecting, so t…
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The Eureka Stockade was a major event in Australian history which occurred on the goldfields outside Ballarat. The time of year was December, early summer, and a season which is characterised by hot, dry heat in the southern regions of the continent. There was no rain to cool the tempers of the men …
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Life on the Australian goldfields were harsh. The fields were crowded: miners had between 1 and 3 square metres of 'claim' to live and work. Many diggers lived in tents, or even rough, open bark shelters. Those who stayed longer sometimes built larger slab hut dwellings, but these were still very ba…
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Rocker contains a carpet to catch light sediment. You rock the cradle and then take the rug out and there's gold underneath, if your lucky.
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Edward Hammond Hargraves was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England on 7 October 1816.
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The Chinese came to the goldfields around 1854 for the same reason all the Europeans did, they wished to find gold to sent home to their families. At the time, China was suffering from war and famine, there was little law, and many people were oppressed. When they arrived, they dressed different f…
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vegetablesMostly rice, "Carolina Gold." was their favorite.
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Australia was originally a penal colony.
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The cradle separates dirt, clay and gravel from gold. As the miner rocks the cradle, water washers threw the dirt, separating out the gold. Cradling required at least two men to work. The cradle had a grate and a sieve. The dirt and sediment to be sifted through was emptied onto the grate in the …
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In essence, Hargraves started the gold rush. Edward Hargraves had carefully studied the geology of the Bathurst area and, convinced that it was similar to that of the California goldfields, from where he had just returned, went prospecting. He asked for assistance from John Lister, a man who had al…
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Peter Lalor, leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion in 1854, is buried in Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia. For photos of his grave, see link below.
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James Mrashall
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This is a matter of considerable debate. Edward Hargraves is credited with being the first to officially find payable gold in Australia, and thus is credited with starting the goldrush in Australia. He purported to find gold at Summerhill Creek, at a place he named Ophir, near Bathurst, New South W…
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Conditions on the Australian goldfields were harsh. The fields were crowded: miners had between 1 and 3 square metres of 'claim' to live and work. Many diggers lived in tents, or even rough, open bark shelters. Those who stayed longer sometimes built larger slab hut dwellings, but these were still v…
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There is much conjecture about who was the first person to find gold in Australia. It would be fair to say that perhaps we will never actually know who was the first person to find gold. However, there are some records of notable people finding gold. Surveyor James McBrien reported finding gold near…
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The Gold Rush happened in 1849.
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Many diggers on the goldfields lived in tents, or even rough, open bark shelters. Those who stayed longer sometimes built larger slab hut dwellings, but these were still very basic. People would live in small humpies made out of wood, scraps and things found around the area. Also many people would l…
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Gold seems to have been first discovered in Australia on 15 February 1823, at Fish River in the Bathurst area. However, these early discoveries were kept secret, for fear of sparking off unrest among the convicts. As more people left the Australian colonies to join the gold rush in California, it b…
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The main people were the gold miners (diggers) in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 1854, and 276 police and military personnel. About 500 diggers barricaded themselves inside the stockade, but around ten thousand diggers were in and around Bakery Hill at the time. Irish immigrant Peter Lalor was el…
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The Australian government offered a reward for the first payable gold in 1851 in order to stem the tide of Australians leaving for the Californian goldrushes. Valuable manpower was being lost from Australia. Therefore, despite early gold discoveries being suppressed, the New South Wales government d…
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Gold was discovered in California in 1848 and in Australia in 1851. However, the ancient Egyptians were using gold at least two millennia before the common era.
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ANSWER: We know that the ancient Egyptians used it up to 2000-2500 BC, because it was found in many of their burial sites but the exact date and location cannot be determined because the loss of recorded history.
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You would have to dig for it or pan in a stream for it. Gold is a mining product. See the link below.
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John A. Sutter in 1848
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The Gold Rush ended on 1855 by which time alluvial gold areas were depleted and gold had to be extracted from rock, which required mechanical equipment not available to diggers.
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That would be Gold, hence the terms Gold fever and Gold rush. double click on gold rush or gold fever for more information
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The Eureka Stockade was the gold miners' rebellion held in Ballarat, Victoria. On 1 December 1854, some of the miners built a wooden barricade, or stockade, from which they planned to defend themselves against licence hunts and arrests or other incursions by the authorities. At 3:00am on Sunday, 3 D…
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Gold was first discovered in prehistoric times, nobody knows where, when or by whom.
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Robert Coulter, he was 3 ft 1in. tall at age 34 when he died.False, Gul Mohammed was around 1.8 Feet tall, untill his death at 40.
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The goldrush lasted for several decades. Realistically, it could be said to extend from the first "official" gold strikes in 1851 through to the gold discoveries in Western Australia (Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie) in the 1890s.
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There are many ways in which the gold rush in Australia shaped the country. One of the ways it shaped Australian history was through immigration. The goldrush brought a large number of immigrants to Australia, all of whom contributed their own cultural influences. It was the beginning of multicultu…
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The indigenous people of Australia, known as the Aborigines, were the first to find gold, but they had no use for it. There is much conjecture about who was the first European to find gold in Australia. It would be fair to say that perhaps we will never actually know who was the first person to fin…
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They are in Victoria, Australia. The Ballarat goldfields were much like other Australian goldfields (apart from the battle of the Eureka Stockade) and so the links below will give you plenty of information about the goldfields.
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At Gosport, Hampshire, England 7 October 1816.
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Most of the miners were simply Australian. A great number of Chinese also came to the goldfields.
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He became a bushranger after being convicted of a crime he did not commit. and was siko
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Edward Hargraves "officially" discovered gold near Bathurst in Australia in February 1851. He found the gold at Summerhill Creek, in a location he named Ophir.
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The gold rush in Australia began tentatively with the first strike of payable gold near Ophir in NSW. Less than three months after gold was "officially" discovered at Ophir in 1851, Victoria had its first gold strike at Sovereign Hill near Ballarat, in the same month it gained its independence from…
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It is not known exactly why "Mad" Dan Morgan became a bushranger. It can only be speculated that, as an abandoned baby who was adopted out to a single man at the age of two, he held a certain amount of animosity towards everyone in his world. Some reports say he was embittered when he was jailed for…
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Edward Hargraves died of natural causes at age 80.
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The Eureka Stockade occurred in the gold-mining town of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia.
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Pans used for panning, cradle, picks, sieves, etc. were equipment's used on goldfields. Later windlass, poppet head and winch were used in shaft mining. Stamper batteries which were large machines were also used on the goldfields.
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Hargraves died in Sydney on 29 October 1891.
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people got more gold which made them richer.And more gold was being found in all the state in Australia
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He lived in Gosport, Hampshire, ENGLAND!
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Sydney 1891.
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Gold was found in Australia several decades before the goldrush. However, these earlier discoveries were kept secret for fear they would incite unrest amoh the convicts. The discovery of gold was officially announced as having occurred at Ophir, not far from Bathurst, New South Wales, in May 1851. …
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California, in the United States. The main states for the goldrushes in Australia were New South Wales and Victoria.
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Towns and cities are never discovered. They are founded on sites which are discovered or surveyed.The founding of Bathurst came about as a result of the discovery of William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth of a traversable route over the Blue Mountains.George Evans, Deputy Surveyor-Ge…
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the Eureka stokade started with all the miners getting angry in 1851. and carried on for three yers . on the 1 of December the miners fought but sadly lost the Eureka battle.
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Records do not indicate that Edward Hargraves died from anything other than old age. He died in relative poverty at the age of 80.
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A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of gold. Mass migration of this sort occurred in the following locations:In California, beginning in 1848 (the 49'ers)In Australia in 1851Again, in Western Australia around 1890In the Klondike region of Al…
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They go all over the world.
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Hargraves had some experience with gold prospecting in California, although not a lot of success. He noted similarities in the topology and geology of the countryside west of Sydney compared to that of the Californian goldfields. Logically speaking, he believed the Australian landscape should also c…
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The main areas are the Kalgoorlie and Leonora regions. There are mines at Coolgardie, Leinster, Menzies, and a new gold mine at Boddington, southwest of Perth. Western Australia has several working gold mines, but its largest is the Fimiston Open Pit gold mine at Kalgoorlie- Boulder. This mine is n…
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Most of the women who journeyed to the goldfields were treated very poorly by the gold miners. Many women dressed up as men to keep from being recognized.
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The cost for gold is $1033.90/oz
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Gold is a natural element, so it was never invented by people. It was discovered by people before humans started recording history, so it is unknown who was first to find it.
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Edward Hargraves is considered to be the one who sparked the Australian goldrush. He was guided by John Lister and assisted by the Tom brothers.
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I have found it!Eureka is a Greek word meaning "Ah-ha!" or "I have found it." Legend has it that Archimedes shouted the word when he realized that the volume of an irregular solid could be determined by submerging it in water and measuring the amount of water it displaced. Eureka is an expression …
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The Eureka Stockade ended on 3 December 1854 after almost three hours of fierce conflict.At about 4:00am on Sunday, 3 December 1854, 276 police and military personnel and several civilians stormed the stockade. The clash lasted until about 7am. "Officially", the battle was recorded as lasting 20 min…
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Gold was discovered at Ridgeway Goldmine, near Orange, NSW in November 1996.
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Gold was first discovered thousands of years ago, which means that ultimately, it has been lost in the years.
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3 pounds per ounce.
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how did a desire to find gold and riches affect early exploration in the americas
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The world's largest gold nugget was found in Australia on 5 February 1869. This was the "Welcome Stranger", and it measured 61cm by 31cm. It was discovered by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates at Moliagul, which is about halfway between Maryborough and St Arnaud in western Victoria. Because …
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In 1901
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you can find golden doubloon on a inchanted island like Atlantic that's where youll find it ok bye bye ^^ If you're going to answer a question sarcastically as if you are much smarter than the person asking the question, at least check your spelling first so that you don' look like the fool! Enchant…
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The Beyers-Holtermann Nugget Gold Mine, Ltd., Hill End, New South Wales, Australia, produced the largest chunk of reef gold ever discovered. The Holtermann Nugget was recovered in October, 1872. It weighed 286kg and measured 150cm by 66cm. Pictures can be seen by using the link.
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The "Welcome Stranger" was the name given to the largest gold nugget ever found and recorded. It measured 61 cm by 31 cm and was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates at Moliagul, western Victoria, Australia on 5 February 1869 about 9 miles north-west of Dunolly and half-way between Maryboroug…
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Which one? There were multiple gold rushes. In the Klondike gold rush, or Yukon gold rush, which was in Alaska in the late 19th century, caused a big gold-oriented immigration in the United States. They came from all over the United States to cities in Washington mostly where they stocked up on supp…
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John Marshall found the first nuggets of gold at Sutter's Mill where he worked. The gold was in the traces and he took the gold to Sutter who kept it a secret. Sutter knew that once the news was out he would see a rush to California and it would cost him everything. Several months went by before in …
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First National Gold also uses the name First Plus Platinum...They are part of Global Gold INC in Las Vegas Nevada. This company uses highly deceptive marketing practices in pushing what appears to be a $7500 credit card, when in fact it is actually a $7500 shopping card that they charge you $39.95 a…
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People got gold from the river. It would be very helpful, concerning the question, to have an idea about which gold rush.There were gold rushes in the US on the Eastern Seaboard, other areas west, and then the famous one in California.Plus, many other countries in 'modern' times have had or are havi…
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They wore homespun(Wool-type fabric) and usually a hat because of their religion.
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all over the world
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Sutters Mill in Coloma, California January 24th 1848In 1858, gold was discovered at Canoona, in 1867 in Gympie, in 1872 on the Palmer river, southwest of Cooktown all in Queensland Australia.The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the…
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Tools used in the gold rush included utensils for digging and carrying gold-bearing soil. They included basic equipment for survival, for constructing some sort of shelter, or simple protection, such as: gold panshovelpickropesawaxepickwheelbarrowknifegun
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to get a pension for life
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Edward Hargraves was responsible for starting the Australian gold rush in 1851. He also participated in the California gold rush, however his prospecting there was unsuccessful.
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Three significant events in Australian history for February 5 include:1803: The early Australian sea-explorer, George Bass, disappeared. No trace of him was ever found.1869: The world's largest recorded gold nugget to that date was found in Victoria, Australia.1947: Australia's first cloud-seeding e…
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400-440 hundred an oz and 5000 a pound*sTaR*cHiLd*
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Several hundred gold miners upset by discriminatory gold mining laws and thier enforcement by the police.
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