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Mining People - A Century. Highlights of the First Hundred Years of The AusIMM 1893 - 1993

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Mining People - A Century. Highlights of the First Hundred Years of The AusIMM 1893 - 1993

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If you would like to know why George Fisher came to study mining, why John Proud was on the Stinson aircraft that crashed in 1937 and not found for 11 days, why Brodie-Hall has financially supported the WA School of Mines, and what happened to Bernard O'Reilly, then buy a copy of Mining People. This special publication issued for The Institute's Centenary contains highlights of the first 100 years of The AusIMM. It is more than a history! A member for more than 50 years, John Dew, has compiled the volume. He knew, and knows, many who have been associated with the development of The Institute. John has been able to collect together many previously untold stories about the contributions of members to more than mining. Do you know about the three brothers who were members of The Institute and two were professors of metallurgy? Do you know why Os Blau and others at Broken Hill joined the army? Do you know George Conner received a Russian Decoration, was a POW, and walked over the Kokoda Track (or Trail)? These and many more are mentioned in 'Mining People.' You will know more about The Institute's involvement in APEA, AMIC, AMIRA, AMDEL and AMF. Some members have written books, some are still unpublished and these are mentioned. Have you wondered why some are elected as Honorary Fellows. An appendix includes the citations. Another appendix enables you to change currency over the hundred years to equivalent 1993 dollars. 'Mining People' is nearly 550 pages and contains many illustrations of well known members and some not so well-known.
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  • Published: 1992
  • Unique ID: PA-042

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