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  1. I wasn’t aware of an Australian presence in the 49 gold rush.
    I knew about the murder rates, the price gouging, prostitution, gambling and general lawlessness, which seem thrive in all Boom Towns. Australia not only seems to be well represented, but apparently set the standard for criminal activity.

    1. I know I am over a year late to comment, but in all honesty … they weren’t really Australian, rather Englishmen and Irishmen convicts sent to do time in Australia.

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