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Monday, August 10, 1874. :   American President Herbert Hoover, who worked for some time in Australia as a mining engineer, is born.

     Herbert Clark Hoover was born on 10 August 1874, in West Branch, Iowa, USA, into a Quaker family. Hoover went on to become the 31st President of the United States. However, as a young man, he spent a year working for Bewick Moreing Company as a mining inspector, overseeing its Western Australian gold mines. In 1897, he arrived at Coolgardie, a remote town in Western Australia, on the tail end of the WA goldrush. As a mining engineer, his job was to select the mines which had the best prospects. A manager's house was built for him at Leonora, about 830km east of Perth. He was promoted before it was finished, however, and shipped off to China to oversee the coal mines.

In 1902, Hoover returned to Australia with his young bride, as Director of Bewick Moreing, and Manager of their Western Australian operations. He did not stay in Australia, but continued to travel, using his mining expertise around the world. In 1907, he finally inhabited the house built for him at Leonora, but it was not long before he returned permanently to the US.

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