Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers and protective plastic covering.
At any given moment in our history, Australia has been in the middle of a mining boom. This timely book is a history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with these booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda.
Mining Towns shows the rich cultural and historical legacy these towns helped create as townspeople - those working below the ground and those above - sought to make their lives in them. The current 'fly-in-fly-out' mining culture means we may not see the likes of them again, which, as this book shows, will be a great loss. (back cover)