Secondhand. Very good condition. Slightest edgewear otherwise near fine condition.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIER'S BOOK AWARDS 2012
The Northern Goldfields has been known by many names. It is the country of Kuwarra/Koara People, and to colonial surveyor John Forrest it was ‘unpromising’ country.
The prospectors and settlers in the Goldrush days and early 1900s considered the land remote but of promise. Gold has driven development in many locations in Australia.
Reminiscences, and family and local histories have produced powerful and oft-repeated narratives. This book moves beyond the oft-told. It tells of Aboriginal history, of people who have ‘always been here, and we always will be here’, exploring women’s and children’s lives as well as those of prospectors and miners, the settlement of ‘Afghans’ and the story of pastoralism.