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by Hocking, Geoff

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TitleGold fever : a rollicking history of the Australian goldrush
Author / Responsible partyHocking, Geoff
TopicsHistory. Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- History -- Pictorial works. Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- History -- Pictorial works. Victoria -- History. Australia -- History.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Gold Fever tells the story of the heady days following the discovery of gold in Australia. When, in 1851, the focus of the world suddenly turned to the hills, gullies and swirling creeks of New South Wales and Victoria as 'new chums' from all over the world rushed to be rich. This beautifully detailed work includes a narrative that captures the colourful characters and wittily observed sketches of everyday goldfields life. Never out of print since first published in 2001, now updated and in a new format. Geoff Hocking is an author, designer, artist and lecturer. He is the author of many books on Australian history, including Wild Colonial Boys and Under the Southern Cross. He lives in the Victoria's Castlemaine, part of Victoria's golden triangle.

Additional Information

System control numberS12593
Original Print PublisherScoresby, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2012.
NarratorPhilippa Packer.
Narrator NamePhilippa Packer.
Participant or performer notePhilippa Packer.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator