The Rush That Never Ended : A History of Australian Mining
Australia is one of the world's great sources of mineral treasure. Our landscape is littered with mines bearing evocative names like Rum Jungle, Noble's Nob, Broad Arrow and Siberia. The Rush That Never Ended tells the story of these mineral discoveries, describes the giants of Australia's mining history and records the tremendous influence that mining has had on Australia's attitudes to unionism, religion, law and politics. The first edition of The Rush That Never Ended was a publishing sensation. It stayed on the best-seller lists for several months and reviewers described it 'a compelling book', 'readable and exciting history', 'full of anecdotes and unforgettable characters'.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 156 x 234 x 26mm | 793.79g
- 01 May 2004
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
"Forget about Ned Kelly and the bushrangers: if you want a really romantic and exciting saga of Australia, take a look at our mining history. It's a turbulent, dramatic story with enough material for a bookshelf full of bestsellers... a saga of tough men, iron-nerved gamblers, violence, death and glittering riches set against the backdrop of some of the most awful country on earth. And never has the story been better told than by Geoffrey Blainey. Trevor Sykes
About Geoffrey Blainey
In 2000 Professor Blainey received the Companion of the Order of Australia. He has written over thirty books, including A Short History of the World, The Tyranny of Distance, The Triumph of the Nomads and The Peaks of Lyell.