Nannine by the Lake by P R Heydon

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Nannine by the Lake by P R Heydon

Nannine by the Lake is a story of the first township on the Murchison Goldfields, proclaimed by His Excellency, Alexander Campbell Onslow, Administrator of the Government in the Colony of Western Australia, and signed by George Shenton, Colonial Secretary, on Thursday, 24 September, 1891.

The story tells of the finding of gold, and the later controversy surrounding its discoverers. It describes the little town in its early days, and the nearby settlements - small though they were, and tells down to earth stories of the inhabitants.

A special feature of this book is the number of anecdotes told by men who were actually a part of 'the first rush', or who arrived shortly afterwards.

The descriptions by newspaper editors of their first trip to Nannine will live forever. The little town no longer exists, but the stories remain as a monument.