By Eugenia W. Herbert, A. Bernard Knapp, Vincent C. Pigott
Social techniques to an commercial Past addresses the social problems with mining groups in examine spanning a interval of 4,500 years. the quantity considers issues that are quite new to archaeology:
* the social context of production
* energy and labour exploitation
* imperialism and colonialism
* creation and know-how.
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In the 1870s, a second phase of Chinese immigrants arrived on the mining fields of northern Australia, numerous and well organized. On the sparsely settled tropical goldfields they quickly came to dominate the population: at the 1876 census, the Palmer goldfield was 73% Chinese, and in the Northern Territory, the entire population was over 50% Chinese from 1879 to 1910 (Jones 1990:131). Here the Chinese established their own commercial infrastructure, supplied by steamers arriving from Chinese ports that were little further away than the cities of southern Australia.
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Ravenswood in Queensland, seen from the air, looks like a wavering spider’s web radiating outwards from a centre. On the ground, the centre is the most convenient creek crossing, where a bridge was built and where all tracks converged. From there, the community made their own way to the diggings, and a network of tracks evolved. Buildings were built along them, and the whole plan was a fait accompli before the government surveyor arrived. Not uncommonly, there were effectively two towns a short distance apart.