Gold and Liquid Gold – book review

Gold and Liquid Gold by Geoff Spiller

Obsolete Breweries of the Western Australian Goldfields:- Published by the WA Museum

This excellent book is divided into the various towns in the Goldfields that had breweries (just about them all). It tells how each brewery started and about the people who ran them. It tells of the difficulties of brewing beer in places with little water and about the beer they produced. Its  full of photographs of breweries, advertising posters, bottle labels and much more. Well worth reading.

Swan Brewery Promotion with an elephant advertising beer, Coolgardie 1902

Swan Brewery Promotion with an elephant advertising beer, Coolgardie 1902

From the bigger breweries like the Hannans Brewery to small one man operations such as the Credo Brewery that only lasted one year.

One form of beer promotion was to advertise community responsibility to consume the product.

Also by the same author:- Micro Breweries From Monopoly and Back, Swan River Colony Breweries 1829-2002

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My name is Moya Sharp, I live in Kalgoorlie Western Australia and have worked most of my adult life in the history/museum industry. I have been passionate about history for as long as I can remember and in particular the history of my adopted home the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Through my website I am committed to providing as many records and photographs free to any one who is interested in the family and local history of the region.

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