pansysPansy’s Shanty

by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-793-6, (New, 2020), A4, illustrated, 48 pages, 160 grams, $25.00* 

On a vibrant sly grog seller and demi monde of Laverton. She cut a swathe through the underworld of the early goldfields and her customers sometimes died violently. Pansy died destitute, after seeing the light internally, from a box of wax match heads.