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Fraud - Walter Watson Hughes & the Moonta and Wallaroo Mines


This essay was first presented at the 18th State History Conference in Kadina, 31 July -2 Aug 2009. It is an extract from ‘Walter Watson Hughes and the Moonta and Wallaroo Mines’ by Patricia June Sumerling. MA Thesis, Department of History, Flinders University, March 2001.

Patricia Sumerling has been a professional historian for more than 25 years. Although she has worked mainly in the heritage field, she has followed her own areas of interest in South Australian history. These include the social history of the hotel industry, biographies of South Australians, the city of Adelaide and the Adelaide Park Lands. She has published The Adelaide Park Lands: a social history (Wakefield Press, 2010) and a novel, The Noon Lady of Towitta, (Wakefield, 2010).

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