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Gold in Australia

Australia is an island continent between the Pacific and Indian Oceans that is nearly 3 million square miles in area. Some 20 million people, mostly of British descent, live on the island, especially in coastal areas and in five major cities along the...

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Corner Country Gold


In 1845, the intrepid Australian explorer Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide, the capital of the Colony of South Australia, to search for a supposed inland sea in the center of the continent. Travelling northeast through South Australia into the northwest corner of the Colony of New South Wales, he and his party of 15 men found themselves in the midst of a fierce drought.

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...for the most part, visible price inflation has remained dormant for the most of that period of time. This state of affairs would appear to contradict both monetary history and typical cause and effect reasoning. Even the Fed has expressed some surprise and concern regarding the matter.

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