The burning mists of time : a technological and social history of mining in Katoomba / written and compiled by Philip J. Pells and Philip J. Hammon ; with contributions from Amanda Mackie, Karen Carlson, and Brian Fox
- Before people walked the land-the story of the rocks -- A strange rock that burns -- The land grab -- The rise and fall of oil shale in new south wales -- Exploration of the jamison and megalong valleys -- The katoomba and gladstone collieries -- Torbanite mining at the ruined castle -- Mining at katoomba by the Australian kerosene oil and mineral company, 1890 to 1903 -- Mining in the first half of the twentieth century -- Engines, rails, cables, bells and whistles-the operation of the katoomba mining infrastructure -- How did the mining families live? -- Where were the aboriginals? -- Improvisation and innovation -- The recovery of the forests and the return of the Lyrebirds.
- The history, both social and technological, of mining in Katoomba NSW.
- 9780977563968 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Earth & Mineral Sciences copy: Purchased with funds from the Kenneth and Marion Pollock Libraries Program Endowment; 2011.
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