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Stan Perron AM (1922-2018): A tribute

3 December 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

[caption id="attachment_4369" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo credit: Business News[/caption] From my first meeting, when I was 17-years-old, right through to 2018, Stan never changed. …

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Why didn’t someone tell me? (Life has no shortcuts)

23 November 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

This is a speech I gave to Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) graduates on November 23, 2018. My educational journey From reading about …

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Croesus Mining NL: Highs and lows

2 July 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

There's been increased interest in Croesus Mining NL of late. It was founded in 1986 and during my time with the company it produced …

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Father Long’s sacred nugget

18 June 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

This story is set in Kanowna, about 20km east of Kalgoorlie. It’s a ghost town these days. But in Father Long's day, when WG …

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What would Thomas Jefferson say?

13 April 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

Today's guest writer, and birthday boy, is Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826). Jefferson was the third President of the US and principal author …

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Charles Copeman: 1930 — 2013

5 July 2013  •  Ron Manners AO

I’ve referred to Charles Copeman in several speeches and articles over the years. This was written in 2013 after his passing. He was …

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History helps us prepare for the future

30 January 2012  •  Ron Manners AO

In my role as Mannkal Economic Education Foundation Chairman, students often ask: “What has been the biggest change to Australia over the past …

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Now, here’s a coincidence

8 June 2001  •  Mannwest Admin

What's in a name? Settle in for a quick history lesson and learn the origins of Ron's company, Croesus Mining.  Most of my …

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Australia’s Mining Hall of Fame

21 September 2000  •  Ron Manners AO

Australia's Mining Hall of Fame (a lost opportunity — Oct 2017?) I gave this presentation to the Mining 2000 Forum in Melbourne. At …

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Graduation day

12 May 1994  •  Ron Manners AO

I didn't quite manage to graduate from university, but I can't say I didn't try. When I was about 20 I attended the WA …

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