And Be Home Before Dark


My mother was born in Laverton, the wildest town in the west. At one time it was claimed the only person buried in the cemetery who died of natural causes was a six-week-old baby. I was born in Agnew, a shanty gold-mining town on the edge of the remote and inhospitable Great Victoria Desert, population 200. But it was in Gwalia where our story started to resemble anything; Gwalia, where the Sons of Gwalia mine, with its huge black smokestack belching into the cloudless blue sky, kept vigil over all of us misfits, migrants and malcontents. The north-eastern goldfields of Western Australia gathered in all manner of exiles from across the globe: Italians, Yugoslavs, Britons; criminals, ex-servicemen, drunks, read more

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ISBN:

9781740665513

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 September 2008

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roland Rocchiccioli