Goldfields Stories: Vol 1

Cost of the paperback is $19.95. If you live near Australind you can contact me to arrange cash on pickup by clicking on link below.


If you wish to purchase a book to be posted, the cost is $24.95 with postage.


For international orders, it is best to go to Amazon for the paperback. Amazon will not post to Australia, so it is best to order direct from myself if you are in Australia. You can also purchase it from eBay and other on-line bookstores.


eBook is currently available for purchase at many stores, including Etsy, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia.  Cost is AU$4.99.



Paperback Copy

$19.95 plus $5 postage within Australia


For international orders please go to one of the 

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About Goldfields Stories

A revision of Norma King's popular Colourful Tales of the Western Australian Goldfields (1980).


The stories in this book relate to Western Australia's most fascinating chapter of history - that of the frenzied excitement of the early gold-rush days. The pursuit of gold with its promise of untold wealth yoked the most unlikely characters together, from the desperate unemployed loner to the titled English speculator. It was a precarious existence and home was a transitory affair for most families, moving from one town to another as the gold was worked out or as rumour directed. The incredible feats of the goldfields cyclists, carrying news to the remotest of areas, the part played by camels in opening up the outback, the unique Loopline railway, dangerous gold-rushes, the law of the digger in ‘roll-ups’ and the threat of death from the harsh environment are told to form a complete and intriguing portrait of life on the goldfields. The fortunes of towns, mines and individuals from boom time to depression are traced with telling accuracy and detail by writers whose lives and backgrounds were interwoven with the story of Western Australia’s goldfields.

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