Australia; The Making Of A Nation: the making of a nation

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJohn Foster Fraser

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in the hot breeze. Near yonder hill, Lamington Heights, dotted with happy villas, are the golf links. Take a stroll along Hannan and Maritana Streets in the fall of the afternoon, and you will see as well dressed and well set-up women as in any town on the Continent. The tramway traffic is busy. The shops are good--remarkably good when you remember Western Australia is not a manufacturing country and nearly all articles have to be brought several thousands of miles. And your eye need not be quick to take in the fact that the most striking and ornate buildings are the hotels and drinking saloons--a testimony to the thirstiness of the land. There are fifty places in the municipality where beverage can be obtained, and the cheapest price for a drink is one shilling. With the early cessation of business and the coming of the cool night, Kalgoorlie turns out in its thousands to see and be seen, to promenade Hannan Street whilst the lamplights send a glow over the scene. What must appeal to the thought is that everybody is well dressed. There are no gorgeous dames reclining in barouches, such as we see in London's Piccadilly; but neither is there the crowd of slinking, sickening, wretched creatures which are to be found in our East-end. The climate of Kal-goorlie is not good. But the people are of good material, and with their parks, their clubs, their fine race-course, their abounding prosperity, their saloons, life goes with them very well. Purposely I have kept back the greatest wonder of all. Nature placed the gold down in the quartz below the desert. It was gold hunger which led men to risk their all, to undergo innumerable hardships to snatch wealth. But with the scantiest rainfall. no river, the wells inefficient, how comes K this town of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in the hot breeze. Near yonder hill, Lamington Heights, dotted with happy villas, are the golf links. Take a stroll alo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021717924X

ISBN - 13:9780217179249

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