Chapter Thirty Three.
Rivers of Ra – The Bronze-Age Mining of Western Australia.
The Sun-worshipping peoples of the Old World who entered the Indian Ocean at the dawn of metallurgy, believed that, if they continued eastwards in the direction of the rising Sun, they would eventually rediscover the Lost Paradise of Mankind, the abode of the Sun-God, from where He arose each morning to cross the sky; the land of Kenti-Amenti of the Egyptians, and after Euro-Asia and Africa, the third continent.
Indeed, the third continent, Australia, was known and explored before Bronze-Age seafarers first reached the Americas.
It is an unfortunate fact however, that, here in Australia, but for the Gilroys’ “Pyramids in the Pacific – The Unwritten History of Australia”  all other books on worldwide cultural diffusion in Bronze-Age times has concerned the worn-out question of “who preceded Columbus to the Americas?”
In fact, there was a time when this author had trouble convincing people that ancient maritime civilisations had found Australia, because “that sort of thing only happened in America!”; such was the degree of ‘brainwashing’ with American history among average Australians!
Yet while “Pyramids in the Pacific” changed all that it lacked the space to pursue the vast amount of colonisation for mining by peoples of the ancient Middle and Near-East, and so another book became necessary – “Pyramids of Destiny” is the result.
We have so far presented an ‘unknown’ history of primarily Middle-Eastern mining colonies that were established in Australia during the Egyptian Old Kingdom [2780-2100 BC]. We have also taken the reader on our adventures uncovering ancient colony and mining sites throughout Queensland and New South Wales, in the course of which Heather and I have discovered many hundreds of rock scripts, left by Old World travellers from cultures long since turned to dust.
We believe that we have established an iron-clad case for the Bronze-Age mining of Australia on a scale far greater than that supposedly carried out by the pre-Columbian discoverers of the Americas. Yet our researches continue to be maligned by hard-core, conservative, “nobody before Captain Cook”-thinking ‘learned’ professors, who seem to be determined to keep Australia as a mere ‘backwater’ in world history.
We have seen how the ancients employed the coastal rivers in their penetration of our interior, to locate good mineral deposits, and how they established coastal and inland settlements as part of their operations, which saw the arrival of thousands of workers and their families, along with livestock, such as oxen, mules, horses and camels, even poultry for the farms that were established to feed the colonists, while overland expeditions opened up the interior to further mining.
We have seen how colonies grew into kingdoms ruled by Pharaohs who were locally-installed, and in time these would have been Australian-born rulers, by which time they had made their kingdoms totally independent of the Egyptian homeland, and would survive here long after the fall of Egypt to the Romans.
If this scenario sounds impossible to some, all we can say is that we believe that we have found the evidence, which we leave to the unbiased, open-minded reader to judge.
There are after all, the countless ancient mining sites found throughout Australia, and these occur in every state, often with accompanying rock inscriptions to attest to their pre-European origins. And then there are the rock inscriptions, carved stone heads [even monolithic ones as we have seen] and other relics.
And, it must not be forgotten that these relics are backed up by the writings of classical scholars of the ancient World [as “Pyramids in the Pacific” fully demonstrates], which speak of the mysterious southern continent and its strange animal fauna. It is obvious that Australia has a far older history of discovery and colonisation than most Australians realise, and evidence to prove this continues to come to light.