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Dr. Nic Haygarth

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Local Address:  Tasmania , Australia
Forty South Publishing PTY LTD
The Lodge Wild River Road
Tarraleah , Tasmania 7140


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  • PhD , history
    University of Tasmania
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Wonderstruck | Wonderstruck: treasuring ..., 22 Jan 2016 [cached]
Wonderstruck | Wonderstruck: treasuring Tasmania's caves and karstby Nic Haygarth | More Details Writers Market > Tasmania 40° South
Nic Haygarth
Forty South Publishing
However, according to Dr Nic ... [cached]
However, according to Dr Nic Haygarth, an historian at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, mystery and fear surrounded the thylacine in years past.
Writers Market » Tasmania 40° South, 29 Mar 2015 [cached]
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.
Tasmanian Heritage Council | Heritage Tasmania :: [What's New?], 23 May 2012 [cached]
The above talk by Tasmanian historian and Tasmanian Heritage Council member Nic Haygarth and General Manager of the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) Peter Mooney was well received by audiences in Hobart and Launceston this month, as part of the Tasmanian
Nic Haygarth: plenty of ..., 21 Sept 2013 [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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