Gateways to Gold


Published in 1969 this book is a mixture of reminiscences, history and then-present observations of the Murchison goldfields in Western Australia.

The author lived in the area as a child and, coupled with her memories, are the tales of the pioneers she has researched like the chap who found gold and celebrated by shouting his horse champagne, a drunk Russian the police had to manacle to a log but who still managed to drag himself - and the log - to the nearest bar, the women who were also working just as hard as the men on these harsh goldfields and who helped carve out, not just an existence, but the townships that sprang up.