Archibald Laurence Wilson (1852–1935): uncrowned King of Ravenswood

Megarrity, Lyndon (2019) Archibald Laurence Wilson (1852–1935): uncrowned King of Ravenswood. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 17. pp. 118-140.

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[Extract:] Situated some 130 kilometres inland from Townsville, Ravenswood is a small north Queensland town with a fascinating and lively past. It boasts several heritage buildings and industrial remains that remind the visiting tourist that Ravenwood in the early twentieth century was a growing, prosperous community with the utmost faith in its long-term future. This was thanks in large part to one man: Archibald Laurence Wilson, the uncrowned king of Ravenswood. Wilson’s talents as a mining engineer and innovator helped transform this struggling goldfield and town into a major north Queensland mining hub, with Wilson at its very centre. Even as Ravenswood became economically stagnant in the 1920s and 1930s, A.L. Wilson never fully gave up hope that the goldfield would rise again.

Item ID: 60785
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-4471
Keywords: A.L. Wilson; Wilfley Tables; Ravenswood (QLD); unionism; British Investment
Copyright Information: © Copyright is retained by the Australasian Mining History Association Inc.
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 06:51
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history @ 80%
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380103 Economic history @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 80%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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