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Author
Supple, R. G.
Title
Cocks Eldorado Dredge
In
First Australasian Conference on Engineering Heritage 1994: Old Ways in a New Land; Preprints of Papers
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1994, pp. 155-160
ISBN/ISSN
0858256223
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=626048608517427;res=IELENG
Abstract

A brief history of gold dredging in Victoria is outlined to provide context for consideration of the Cocks Eldorado Dredge, which is the last surviving bucket dredge in Victoria and probably Australia. It was constructed in 1936 during a new phase of dredging in Victoria. The dredges built in Victoria about this time had increased capacity and incorporated design features from the large dredges developed in Malaya and elsewhere. The dredge mined gold and tin until 1954. Control of the dredge eventually reverted to the Victorian Government and options for its conservation are considered.

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