Secondhand. Good condition. Some wear to corners and edges. Mark on right foredge. Previous owner has stamped inside page. Book has been cleaned and biding is tight.
By the late 1890s, the Kalgoorlie brothels had become a byword for degradation and the most flagrant in the English-speaking world. The Sun newspaper campaigned against the outrageous displays by the prostitutes, the activities of their bludgers and the vested interests of the landlords and sly grog traders.
This book details that campaign and shows a vastly different old Kalgoorlie to that usually depicted. "To say that the condition of things that prevails in this town, within a stones throw of the main thoroughfare is an absolute disgrace to civilization and a revolting stigma on municipal government, is to understate the situation." (back cover)