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History Matters || Another history myth debunked

By Jim Belshaw
February 6 2022 - 12:30am
The Eureka Stockade. While the Eureka Stockade has attracted almost mythological status, its actual importance outside Victoria is far less.

In my last column, There's coal in them hills , I spoke of the rise of the coal industry in the lower Hunter. By 1850 coal had become Northern NSW's largest export product after wool, growing to around 340,000 tons by 1865.

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