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The pleasures and problems of delving into history

15 May 1991  •  Ron Manners

What is history? And why is there an interest in it long after the people involved have moved on? I pondered these questions, …

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Barnacles on the backside of progress

12 October 1990  •  Ron Manners

This cheeky industry analysis was presented at Kalgoorlie: The Next 100 Years, an Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) sponsored event held …

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First stop, Hong Kong (next stop the world)

3 September 1990  •  Ron Manners

In 1990, as Chairman of Croesus, I made a promotional visit to Hong Kong. I then went to Frankfurt, Munich, London, New York, …

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At war with optimism

20 October 1989  •  Ron Manners

In reviewing our third year as a listed company, at a time when half the country’s population appears to have declared civil war …

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Good as gold

6 October 1988  •  Ron Manners

In 1988, Croesus Mining entered year two of its company life. The teething problems were being ironed out but the best was yet …

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Gold rush in the land down under

9 June 1988  •  Ron Manners

An interview on gold from 1988 Larry Reed first interviewed me when he was Chief Economist with the National Committee for Monetary Reform …

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Australia: How are we going, mate?

21 January 1988  •  Ron Manners

In 1988 I asked, “how are we going, mate?”. It was part of a speech made at the Howard Ruff International Investment Seminar …

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From explorer to producer

20 October 1987  •  Ron Manners

I wrote this piece in 1987, after Croesus' first year as a publicly listed company. The first year In reviewing our first year as …

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South Africa: Extending a rare hand of friendship

14 March 1981  •  Ron Manners

Being part of a ground-breaking team from Western Australia to promote trade with South Africa, at a time when our Federal Government discouraged …

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Can government really assist small business?

8 January 1980  •  Ron Manners

This was written while I was President of Kalgoorlie Chamber of Commerce. The information presented here comes to you all the way from …

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