to_the_klondykeTo the Klondyke!

Western Australians on the Yukon-Klondyke 1897-1903.

Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-1-857778-10-2, A4, 153 pages, illustrated, 450 grams, $40.00*

Despite the riches around them Australians rushed to the Klondyke wastes. Few found payable gold. It was primarily just another Yankee rort aggravated by Canadian obtuseness which led to many deaths and disappointments. Perhaps the only successful operators were the transporters, Eskimo Nell’s chain of whorehouses (they were at least hot spots), and the Canadian government extorters.