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Graduated from the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries, Benjamin Odgers was making his mark as a mining manager for the Kalgoorlie Proprietary Company mine, at Coolgardie on the Western Australian goldfields. Ben had arrived to take up his new appointment, his first as a mine manager, in April..
15-Apr-2011
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A true mine manager
Benjamin Odgers arrived on the Western Australian Goldfields, ready to carry out the important task of establishing a gold mine for the Kalgoorlie Proprietary Company. With his Bendigo knowledge, Odgers set to work to have his mine run on the very best principles. When he was in Bendigo he kne..
08-Apr-2011
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Equipped for the journey
Last week I mentioned just two of many Bendigonians who decided to try their luck on the rapidly developing Western Australian goldfields, following the gold discoveries at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie in 1892 and 1893 respectively. The two people mentioned were Thomas Hocking and Benjamin Odgers, wh..
01-Apr-2011
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Following the gold out west
Bendigo in the 1890s saw an increase in gold production, largely due to the extra development taking place underground. Why was this improvement taking place at the very time the colony of Victoria, as well as the other colonies, were in the middle of a serious depression? Unemployment spread ..
25-Mar-2011
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