paddy_coverPaddy the Flat

The life of Patrick Leahey Australian hero, prospector, publican, and fighter for Digger rights

by Collected and edited by  Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-065-4, (2010 new), A4, 29pp, illust, 120grams

$16.00* + POST


Paddy was one of the great Australian characters of the late 19C. Born in Ireland in 1819, British Army in the Kaffir Wars, then to Victoria, Bendigo, Eureka Stockade, Lambing Flat, north Queensland, Kimberley, and then to the Murchison. He is renowned for his fights against the mass Chinese invasion of the goldfields, his outspokenness and confrontation with idiots in power, his Gladstone Arms pub and bush hospital in Halls Creek, his unique system of book keeping, and his nearly 3000 mile walk to the Kimberley in 1895. He died in 1912 and rests in a paupers grave at Fremantle.