Friday, April 15, 2011


No, I don't know where you can find or the alchemist's secret for making it (and even if I did I wouldn't tell you!). But Gold!: the fever that forever changed Australia will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Australian gold rushes of the late 1800s. David Hill writes in a similar style to Peter Fitzsimons, using historical documents such as diaries, journals, official reports and newspaper reports to create a great story. And what a story it is too! How the discovery of gold brought about the end of convict transportation and started the colonies on a path to nationhood.

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