In the 19th century mining entrepreneurs were eager to profit from over optimistic expectations of “another Broken Hill” in North Queensland. Ventures thrived with private railways linking new mines, including the town of Mungana. In the wake of “1,000 disappointments” of the failed Chillagoe Company, the new Labor Government acquired the assets. The Mungana scandal is not just the story of a failed mining venture and its victims, but an expose of the arrogance of powerful politicians who compromised integrity for personal greed.
Author: Moore, David E
Dimension: 230mm X 150mm