illicit_goldIllicit Gold and the Looting of the Butterfly.

John HC “Muggins” Sleeman. Edited by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-954-1, (R, 2022), A4, 33 pages, 130 grams, $22.00*

A selection of the Kalgoorlie writings of a great goldfields journalist John Harvey Crothers Sleeman, 1880-1946. Includes a biographical introduction and a sketch. Contains some of the more creative descriptions of goldstealing than the usual primitive fare, which explains why those who get caught are generally of an IQ matching their boot size.