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A Note From The Writer

Foreword & Dedication

1. A Brief History of Bulahdelah

Where is Bulahdelah?

Mountain first recorded

Australian Agricultural Company

Timber

Murder?

A community

Arrived from England (1876)

Sought gold but lost everything

Moved to Bulahdelah to work

A burning log reveals alum

Mountain becomes available for mining

Alum mining commences

Forestry and National Park interests

2. Aboriginal People and the Myall

Worimi tribe

Elders and the "Mystery Bag"

History destroyed by the "White Invasion"

Origins, tribal life and structure

3. 1888 Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah and its mine

Comments about the Alum Works

4. 1892 - Opening the Bridge

Bridge decorated for opening

Never before had so many gathered there

Dignitaries arrive

Christening the bridge

Alum mine inspected

Courthouse visited

Bridge details

5. 1892 - A Photographer's Visit

Inspector of Agriculture visits farms

A photographer visits the district

Photographs

An unhappy photographer's subject

6. Bulahdelah (Alum) Mountain

Brief history of mining

Value of alunite recovered

Geologists' reports

7. The Mountain's Name

Letters of Rachel Henning (1866)

Nickname

Several spellings

Present official name

8. A Geological Wonder

Height

Location

Local Name

Size of alum deposit

9. The Bulahdelah Deposits

Alunite deposits in Australia

1917. The need for potash

Advantages of Bulahdelah deposits

10. The Factory

How ore is transported to the factory

Processing the ore

Stockpiles

Could supply the world

A comment

The Company

The factory's design

Only other alum mine is near Rome, Italy

Wrong statement regarding alum

Continued on next page.

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