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Title: Golden Words: List of Boldrewood's Phrases/Cultural Contexts Concerned with Gold, Gold Mining and Their Societies
Contributor(s): Ryan, John Sprott  (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: A: • 'aboriginal natives' n. phrase, used especially of the more wild indigenous people in the desert parts of the continent, and so often near prospectors. LC 37 [water courses] were far apart and the aboriginal natives were indifferent or hostile - in any case, averse, from their standpoint, to point out or conduct the party to the inestimable waterstore. • 'absconder' n. special [and non-convict] sense of someone leaving his normal work as a reliable employee to go off hastily/irresponsibly to a new goldfield. RuA 212 The whole country was full of absconders and deserters, servants and shepherds, shopmen, soldiers and sailors - all running away from their work, and making in a blind sort of way for the diggings, like a lot of caterpillars on the march. ... • 'adventure' abstract noun, used reflectively in 1905 of the earlier gold seeking. LC 448 'And suffered too,' said his father. 'You must not forget that side of the adventure; it is, or rather was, very essential.' 'I suppose there was a good deal of that ingredient mixed up with the gold and the glory of the earlier days of the Field.'
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Golden Words and A Golden Landscape, p. 19-115
Publisher: Arts New England, University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 9781921597206
Field of Research (FOR): 160805 Social Change
160802 Environmental Sociology
200302 English Language
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified
950503 Understanding Australias Past
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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