Browse Categories

We accept

PayPal | Visa | Mastercard | Amex | Diners Club

Newsletter

Sign up to receive our email newsletter for new releases, special offers and more!


Store Locations

We have stores in Western Australia and New South Wales.

Find stores near you

Image
110 Degrees in the Waterbag: A History of Life, Work, and Leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields

Layman, Lenore and Criena Fitzgerald (editors)
Western Australian Museum
2012
ISBN: 9781920843687
Pages:
Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: As New

Price: $30.00 (inc GST)

CLICK & COLLECT OPTION: Avoid postage cost!

(Option available in address screen on next page after clicking BUY NOW.)

Collect from our Fremantle Warehouse (instantly) or any Elizabeth's Bookshop (WA: 1-2 days, NSW 7-28 days).

Shipping address: Click 'Same as above'

Comments: State at which branch you would like to collect.

We will contact you as soon as your order is available to collect.

 


The place has been known by many names. It is the country of Kuwarra/Koara people; to colonial surveyor John Forrest it was ‘unpromising’ country; prospectors and settlers in the goldrush days and early 1900s saw otherwise and knew the country as a promising but remote and challenging place to visit or live.

The goldfields have been a powerful influence on both Australian and Western Australian history. Gold has driven development in many parts of Australia. A great number of family lives have been shaped by migration to and from the fields. Reminiscences, and family and local histories have produced powerful and oft-repeated narratives.

This book moves beyond the oft-told. It tells of Aboriginal history, of people who have ‘always been here, and we always will be here’. Women’s and children’s lives are explored as well as those of prospectors and miners, the settlement of ‘Afghans’ and the story of pastoralism. pp. 440 illusts #1217

Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates four branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. All items can be viewed at Elizabeth's Bookshop Warehouse, 23 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA

You might also like:

Australiana West Australiana Australian Art Australians at War Cook Books Art Books Childrens Books Railways & Trains Playboy Erotic Adult Fiction Gift Vouchers