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GOLD DUST AND ASHES

The Romantic Story of the New Guinea Goldfields

Ion Idriess

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Editions Tom Thompson
01 October 2020
Biography: general; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Ethnic studies; Geographical discovery & exploration
Idriess latest book is really the romance of the Edie Creek and Bulolo diggings, situated inland from Salamau; and the associated names of diggers as Shark Eye Bill (William Park), Matt Crowe, Jim Preston, Arthur Dowling, Frank and Jim Pryke... men who in pre-war years crept across the frontier, defying the Germans and dodging the headhunters. These men endured terrible hard-ships, and frequently faced grim tragedy. Mr Idriess writes of it all, and writes of it as if he had been with them.. What a romance! What a story! It is packed with adventure, studded with splendid pen-pictures of pioneer prospectors, airmen, and patrol officers, and told with a fascinating simplicity that is borne from something very close to genius. Brisbane Courier, 1933.
By:   Ion Idriess
Imprint:   Editions Tom Thompson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   328g
ISBN:   9781922384782
ISBN 10:   192238478X
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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