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Dr. Nic Haygarth

Research Officer

Heritage Tasmania

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Heritage Tasmania

Background Information



University of Tasmania

Membership Secretary
Professional Historians Association of Tasmania Inc

Tasmanian Mining

Historian of the Region
Tarkine National Coalition Inc

Tasmanian Heritage Council



School of History and Classics



University of Tasmania

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?Name:  Dr Nic Haygarth

Address:  42 Frederick Street, Perth TAS 7300
Phone:  6398 1334
?Nic Haygarth is an academically qualified, accredited historian with excellent analytical skills. He has a particular interest in rural and remote Tasmania, and the human history of highlands.

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MountainMen Web | Mountain Men: Stories from the Tasmanian High Countryby Simon Cubit & Nic Haygarth | More Details Writers Market > Tasmania 40° South

Simon Cubit & Nic Haygarth
Mountain Men: Stories from the high country is a new collaboration by historians Simon Cubit and Nic Haygarth.

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Wonderstruck | Wonderstruck: treasuring Tasmania's caves and karstby Nic Haygarth | More Details Writers Market > Tasmania 40° South

Nic Haygarth
Forty South Publishing

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Nic Haygarth

Forty South Publishing
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Norfolk Islanders' arrival and settlement of the Norfolk Plains, the Northern Midlands Council commissioned well-known historian, Nic Haygarth, to research and write this authoritative and readable book.

Nic Haygarth: plenty of mining fodder for this Tasmanian historian - Articles: History - Tasmanian Mining [cached]

Nic Haygarth: plenty of mining fodder for this Tasmanian historian

Nic Haygarth's idea of utopia is roaming through the Tarkine searching for old mine sites.
As this area in the State's remote North West contains the history of 140 years of mining and something like 600 mines, there is obviously the potential for lots more discovery for this Tasmanian historian.
"I try to get into the Tarkine once a week, it's my way of staying sane and it's amazing what you find... It's amazing how nature reclaims itself," Nic says.
As a renowned historian of the Tarkine region, Nic has written numerous books and articles on mining, including his PhD, a biography on the legendary prospecting figure, James 'Philosopher' Smith.
"The Mount Bischoff tin mine had a profound effect upon Tasmania's economy and social structure," Nic writes in his article: 'Grey gold': James Philosopher Smith and the creation of a Tasmanian Mining Culture.
"It gave great impetus to minerals exploration which resulted in further major discoveries such as the Zeehan-Dundas-silver-lead field, the Mount Lyell copper mine and the Renison tin mine. Within three decades of Smith's discovery (around 1900) mining represented 60 per cent of Tasmania's export earnings. In 2013, it still does.
Nic found Philosopher Smith's "incredible" papers and correspondence in the Library Archives.
Nic says that as a historian you learn that people are not heroes. Sounding like part historian and part psychologist, he says: "Smith was driven by the stigma of convict parents and his mother deserted him. He had low self esteem."
He believes that the reason for Smith's success was his dogged determination and self-belief in making a significant mineral discovery. "Smith devoted the decades leading up to his discovery of the Mount Bischoff tin to the pursuit of minerals," Nic writes in his Grey Gold article.
While Nic prefers not to comment publicly on Federal Minister Burke's recent heritage listing of the Tarkine region, he says that he is very pleased that the aboriginal middens have been protected.
In his article 20th Century Tasmanian Osmiridium Mining, Nic says that though the State's osmiridium deposits were small, so was the worlds' demand. The demand for osmiridium soon stalled after World War 2 with the advent of the ball point pen and synthetic substitute.
"I love both industrial heritage and nature, and that I love to see how nature reclaims industrial heritage," Nic says.

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