Prospecting in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia through the 1870s, 80s and 90s.
Arthur Cranbrook Ashwin's reminiscences cover a great time in our history. The goldrushes of the 1850s to the 1890s made the People and the Nation of Australia.
This is one of the most significant goldrush books yet published. The open and forthright descriptions of men and incidents are a delight. From Victoria to the wilds of the Northern Territory and early Western Australia prospecting to the spectacular Palmer River rush and back to the West for the greatest rush of all.
Written in the last years of his life with the realisation that his experiences were unique and that they should not be lost, his vision is now accomplished.
Destined to become a bush classic.