Angus & Robertson, 1999, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine, Reprint
Size: 12mo Small. 217 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. "The gold rush at Plamer River, on Cape York, lasted about seven years in the 1870s, but with 35,000 diggers it was this country's wildest while it lasted Holthouse has researched the story of those days well to make a lively and very readable book." "What with cannibal blacks, pig-tailed Chinamen in thousands, lynch-law hangings, gambling dens, shanty towns, murders, grog-shops and Italian opera singers, the Palmer River Goldfields - properly spun out - should provide enough television material for general exhibition for the next ten years. This one book, River of Gold, could easily be used as the jumping-off ground for the lot. Read it with Hector Holthouse; he will be your guide; he has loved every minute of it, and so will you!" Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; 19th century; ISBN: 0207187789. ISBN/EAN: 9780207187780. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7280.