tanami_desertThe Tanami Goldrush, the Laurie brothers, fellow prospectors, and the Toll of the Bush.

Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-989-3, (New, 2023), A4, 148 pages, illustrated, indexed, 400 grams, $40.00*

The great NT desert rush of around 1910 which led to the loss of many lives from thirst, starvation, accident, and attacks from the savages. Lost stories and lost lives for gold ill spent.

On the road to Tanami,

Tramp the men who do – or die;

Pioneers, the land they spy

‘Neath a leaden load o’ Care.

Ah! The heartaches Stouthearts know

Scrapin’ for the golden show!

On the road to Tanami.