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And now for the good news: A report from the Kalgoorlie Goldfields

1 September 1993  •  Ron Manners AO

Some things, like government making fickle decisions, never seem to change. In this 1993 column in bi-monthly publication, Australian Drilling, Ron shared some personal …

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When spenders outnumber producers

30 July 1993  •  Ron Manners AO

This speech was delivered at the 1993 conference of the Pastoralists' and Graziers' Association of WA. It was George Washington who said: “Government …

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The Museum of the Goldfields: from humble beginnings

7 April 1993  •  Ron Manners AO

Timeline of events leading to the creation of the Museum of the Goldfields in Kalgoorlie  1965: Establishment of a Golden Mile Museum suggested 1966: …

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Growing up on the Goldfields: Part 1

30 January 1993  •  Ron Manners AO

I made this speech at the Geotechnical/Geomechanical Australian Conference in 1993 and it can also be found in my book Never a Dull …

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Taxes, taxes and damned taxes

31 October 1992  •  Ron Manners AO

This article was printed in the Australian Journal of Mining in October 1992. Editor Peter Barrett prefaced it by writing the following: "Taken …

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When President Hoover sat at my desk

6 June 1992  •  Mannwest Admin

Have you heard the story about Ron Manners and Herbert Hoover? The two men share a connection through not just a workspace but a …

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When miners were heroes

18 May 1992  •  Ron Manners AO

We can be heroes Can anyone remember a time when miners were heroes? When they were proud of what they did, without apologizing? …

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Let’s create real jobs this time

22 January 1992  •  Ron Manners AO

Written while I was an AMEC councillor and Australia was experiencing "the recession we had to have", this article offers four suggestions on …

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The job training tax: Yet another government stuff-up

23 May 1991  •  Ron Manners AO

One of my hobbies is collecting examples of how government policies, usually achieve the opposite, to their possibly good intentions. The training tax …

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The pleasures and problems of delving into history

15 May 1991  •  Ron Manners AO

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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