Author:John Darbyshire and C. E. Sayers


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Old Gold & Mining Towns of Australia [used book]

By: John Darbyshire and C. E. Sayers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, International Limited Editions: 1975

Seller ID: 001535

ISBN: 0851799973

Condition: Good

The gigantic wealth of the goldfields changed the course of Australian history. Hundreds of thousands of new inhabitants flocked here from the other side of the world. They endured astounding hardships as they unearthed almost unbelievable quantities of gold. Hordes of diggers swarmed through the outback. Bush tracks became wide trampled roads. The diggers changed the face of the earth over huge areas. They diverted creeks, slashed into bush and forest, and burrowed deep in the soil. It was an era of frenzied excitement. Masses of men swarmed from one goldfield to another at news of a ... View more info