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4to. 250pp, illutstrated in colour and b&w, maps, bibliography, index. Soft covers. ISBN 0987371304 *** 'Before the gold rush of 1877, the Beaconsfield district was the centre of Australia's iron industry. It was here that the largest iron smelter in the southern hemisphere was built on the west bank of the Tamar River - forty years before BHP Newcastle. This book documents the events and introduces the people who explored the region from the first settlement in 1804' (rear cover). Contains information on the Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Company, 1872-73, British and Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Company, 1873-78, Ilfracombe Iron Company, 1872-75, Derwent Iron Company, 1873-76, Tamar Hematite Iron Company, 1872-76, and Swedish Charcoal Iron Company, 1872-73.