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New Book "Golden Threads" - Bush Poetry from WA Goldrush

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 pm
by Shelley
Hi All

In light of recent discussions regarding the overlooking of bush poetry by some modern authors, I thought this news item was refreshing ...

Jim Terrell has just published the latest volume of his series of books exploring the days of the Western Australian gold rush. It's titled "Golden Threads" and deals with bush poetry written during those "roaring days".

Great to see our heritage being illuminated and preserved.

Read more here ... ... b88670082z


Re: New Book "Golden Threads" - Bush Poetry from WA Goldrush

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 pm
by Terry
G/day Shelley

Many may be surprised to know just how many of the early prospectors wrote a bit of poetry. Although if you think about it, we shouldn't be, as poetry was at's its height in those days, and with little else to fill in their idle hours, many dabbled with writing a bit of poetry. Unfortunately most of it never saw the light of day so to speak.
Interestingly in the early days of the 'Detector Rush,' In the early seventies when there were only a few of us scattered over vast areas, and no telephones like today (a few of us were on the flying doctor network) quite a few wrote a bit of poetry but most would seldom admit it, I was a bit like that myself for a long time.