Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor edgewear. Scratch to front cover near spine tail.
Up until the early 1950s, vasts amounts of wood were used on the WA Goldfields to fuel infrastructure such as the Kalgoorlie Power Station, to fuel steam-driven heavy machinery and to shore up the underground mines. Woodlines were created to supply demand.
The Kalgoorlie-Lakewood Woodline cut out the forests in an area south of Kalgoorlie and east of Lake Cowan.
Larry Hunter worked as a school teacher at the Lakewood main camp from 1946 to 1950. This memoir is an affectionate account of life on the woodlines and a tribute to the hardworking migrants from Italy and southern Europe.