The Gold Rush: Dredging In Australia

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After the gold rush died down in Australia, dredge mining was introduced in Australia to cleft the gold not recoverable by hand. In 1901 dredging commenced in the upper Ovens River, starting in Porepunkah and then moving from Harrietville to Eurobin. Dredging occurred around Nimmo Bridge, Rotary bar and Barwidgee creek. After the major floods of 1917 dredging died down. It was rejected by many landholders around Myrtleford. Dredging continued for short distances in the rivers and creeks in and near the town. As dredging was no longer possible at Myrtleford because of the 1917 flood and landholder opposition dredging concluded in
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