Wealth and Wildcats
by Raymond Radcliffe
ISBN 0 85905 309 1, (2004, reprint of 1898),129 pages, Illustrated, 190grams
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Raymond Radclyffe, journalist for the London Financial Times traveled through the goldfields of Western Australia and New Zealand in the late 1890s.
No other contemporary writers match his astute and cynically amusing observations of the miners and their mines, the social scene, politics and resources.
The description of places such as Dandalup, Yalgoo, and Mt Magnet also illuminates obscure gold rushes and their characters. Wealth and Wildcats is a nugget in the wilderness of words on Australia’s greatest gold rush.