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December 31, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 3:30 p.m. whistle shrieked across the desert as a grimy elevator cage rumbled up from cold darkness half a mile underground. But it was more than another shift change at one of Australia's richest and most fabled gold mines. After 98 years, the old Lake View mine was closing. "It's history," said George Malec, a miner for 35 years, dirt-blackened and blinking as he stepped into the sunlight. "Bitter? You bet I'm bitter.
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December 31, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 3:30 p.m. whistle shrieked across the desert as a grimy elevator cage rumbled up from cold darkness half a mile underground. But it was more than another shift change at one of Australia's richest and most fabled gold mines. After 98 years, the old Lake View mine was closing. "It's history," said George Malec, a miner for 35 years, dirt-blackened and blinking as he stepped into the sunlight. "Bitter? You bet I'm bitter.
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May 14, 1988 | ROSS TERRILL, Australian-born Ross Terrill has written many books on China and is the author most recently of The Australians. and
"Aussie-born, eh?" said the immigration officer at Sydney airport as he flipped through my American passport. "Yeah," I grunted in my best Australian accent. "Good--there's not many of us left," said the middle-age officer with a smile. A quiet drama about race and immigration is being played out Down Under. Nearly half of Australia's population of 16 million was either born outside Australia or had at least one parent who was.
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