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Happy Birthday, Sir Arvi Parbo AC!

1 February 2024  •  Ron Manners AO

Today marks what would have been the 98th Birthday of Sir Arvi Parbo AC, one of the most remarkable individuals I have met …

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Poseidon Reunion Dinner

17 January 2024  •  Ron Manners AO

The following Poseidon feature is from my book Heroic Misadventures. The full book is available as a free e-book here. Pages 288-304 cover …

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The life and times of WG Manners

19 December 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

There’s a name that keeps popping up on this website and throughout my books — WG Manners, my grandfather. Since today is his …

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Is it time for another revolt? The 150th anniversary of Australia’s Eureka Rebellion

29 November 2016  •  Ron Manners AO

The Eureka Rebellion was an event which changed the fabric of Australian society. Liberty, equality and human rights are ideals which born from …

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A lesson in philosophy

28 September 2011  •  Ron Manners AO

Here I reflect on my time as AMEC councillor, first in 1987 and again in 1990–92. A friendly reminder I am regularly reminded of …

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An optimistic future of the mining industry

12 June 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

The full title of this article is "The RDT (Rudd Dud Tax) — An optimistic future and indisputable evidence that the royalty-based tax …

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Australia: Exporting our future?

30 April 2010  •  Ron Manners AO

Walking around the exhibit booths of Australian mining and exploration companies at the Hong Kong Mines and Money conference sent me a strong …

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Davyhurst official mine opening

1 May 2001  •  Ron Manners AO

As  Chairman of Croesus Mining Ron was called on to open a mine at Davyhurst, 120km north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. At the time, the mine was predicted to …

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Mining and the community

17 October 2000  •  Ron Manners AO

Ron made this speech to the Rotary Club of Perth in 2000. At the time he was Chairman of Croesus Mining, a growing …

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The mining industry: A global community, from an Australian’s view

11 March 1997  •  Ron Manners AO

Ron delivered this speech to the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in Toronto, Ontario in March 1997. It's an educational experience for …

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