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Australian History

Monday, May 20, 1867. :   Copper is first discovered in Queensland, sparking the founding of the town of Cloncurry.

     Copper is a highly valued metal, known to have been used throughout recorded history. It has high elecrtical conductivity, enabling its use in electrical and mechanical applications, and it is also valued in plumbing as it does not corrode.

Australia has copper mines in each of its states and territories except for Victoria and the ACT. The earliest copper deposits to be discovered were in South Australia, New South Wales followed with its own deposits, and the next major discovery was in Queensland. Ernest Henry was an explorer and prospector, born in England in 1837. He explored the far western Queensland area from 1866, discovering copper on 20 May 1867. In doing so, he became the founder of the town of Cloncurry.

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