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These have popped up all around early autumn on a block in Victoria southern Australia as daytime temps have fallen to low teens, in heavy wet soil which is covered by grass and clover and semi-sheltered. Beautiful fresh smell and what I assume are black spores visible in pic as they’re shared by others as well.

 

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Please do not eat these unless there are other identifying features that prove it is safe.

I can't see black spores on your pics. I do see black bugs in pic #3

A white mushroom, in Autumn, gills not  attached to stem, ring on stem is enough for me to suspect  Destroying Angel or some other hyper toxic Amanita.

Did you see the base of the stem? Does it have a "cup/volva"?

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No black spores here. Genus Amanita is a possibility, but I think this may represent a species of Leucoagaricus. Both of these possibilities produce mushrooms that have white spores. As mentioned above, if this is an amanita then it is possibly dangerously poisonous. It would have been helpful to see the entire stalk, including any part of the base that was buried. 

I don't think this mushroom represents a species of Agaricus, but just to cover all possibilities that come to mind... If the mushroom matures --or you find another that has matured-- and the gills turn pink or brown then Agaricus should be considered. Agaricus mushrooms have brown spores.

To assess spore color you should collect a spore print. Place the cap gills-down onto both black and white non-absorbent surfaces placed side by side. Or, place the cap gills-down onto a piece of aluminum foil. Put into an area where there isn't much activity and it isn't drafty; or place a cup over the mushroom so that the edge of the cup partly hangs over the edge of the table/counter (to allow for air exchange). It may take 12-24 hours for a print to become observable, although sometimes it takes only a few hours. 

One problem here is that mushroom species native to Australia are almost all different than what is found in either North America or Europe. Some types of Australian fungi are much different than anything I see here n Pennsylvania USA. 

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