Report of the Royal Commission, appointed to enquire into the best method of removing the sludge from the Gold Fields…
Report of the Royal Commission, appointed to enquire into the best method of removing the sludge from the Gold Fields; together with proceedings of the Commission, minutes of evidence, and appendices.

Melbourne: Government printer, 1859.

Foolscap folio, 80pp., folding chromolithographic map of Bendigo and other diagrams; string tied, final leaf rubbed, otherwise fine.

Riverine damage during the goldrush

Water mismanagement in the chaos of the goldrush: 'throughout the gold fields the injurious consequences of the choking up of the natural drainage channel, and of the want of a proper system for carrying off the sludge from the puddling mills, is everywhere apparent'. This report examines the merits of various schemes for dredging and managing the sludge, with proposals from contractors, engineering reports, and the like.

Water mismanagement in the chaos of the goldrush: 'throughout the gold fields the injurious consequences of the choking up of the natural drainage channel, and of the want of a proper system for carrying off the sludge from the puddling mills, is everywhere apparent'. This report examines the merits of various schemes for dredging and managing the sludge, with proposals from contractors, engineering reports, and the like.

Price (AUD): $500.00

US$368.39   Other currencies

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