Bruisers of the Bush
by Peter Bridge, Moya Sharp, Susan Bennett
ISBN 978-0-85905-029-6, (2010 new), A4, 19pp, 110g
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In 1894 at Coolgardie the interest in the rancour and fight between ‘Bull” Bennit and Jimmy Reid was greater than that in prospecting. What was the cause of such bitterness? Bessie Stewart, the Belle of Coolgardie! What was the background to this grudge match that held the interest of spectators for decades and figures in so many goldfields reminiscences? The story has a surprising outcome.