TEXT BY GEOFF VIVIAN
EXPLORATION company Ausgold is inching ever closer to the day it hopes to begin open pit mining in several locations near Katanning.
CEO Matthew Greentree said the company first needed to find one million ounces of gold within its 4,031 square kilometres of leases.
“We’ve already defined 637,000 ounces; if we push that to a million that would be a fairly reasonable sized operation,” Dr Greentree said.
“That would be a trigger point to start studies and development for a
From The Great Southern Weekender Thursday, June 22, 2017 p5.
A KATANNING local says although Frankland and Plantagenet vignerons have been celebrating “50 years of wine”, his family planted the Great Southern’s first vineyard a century ago.
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Derrick Nalli said his grandfather established Roma Vineyard on a 440 acre block he took up in 1911 at Broomehill.
Nalli and Sons became known for their Muscat, Sherry, Marsala, Port and Hamburgh wines, which they continued to produce until the early 1950s.
“My grandfather came from Italy around about 1904,” Mr Nalli said.
“When Grandfather arrived in Fremantle with his one son they had seven and six in
their pocket which in the new money is 75c – so they had nothing.”
Mr Nalli senior lived in a tent and worked for another Italian immigrant, Mr Genoni, on his farm for several years, returning to Italy to pick up most of his eight children.
From The Great Southern Weekender, October 15, 2015.