royal_commisionThe Royal Commission … An Alleged Prevalence of Gold Stealing, 1906-7

ISBN 978-0-85905-560-4, (1907, R2013), A4, 236pp, 655g

$60.00* + POST

This ground-shaking report of a century ago changed goldfields life forever. While referred to multiple times in the daily rags there are no copies in the government library system, including the Battye. It may be that, like the Belgian governments investigation of Herbert Hoover’s crooked rorts, all copies were purchased and destroyed. Luckily a single copy surfaced from which this copy is produced in a small run. 5707 questions asked but few real answers were given. Many leading GF men decided it was wise to have a holiday for the duration of the investigation. This is the precursor to the book on gold stealing due out shortly