Books on the History of the Western Australian Goldfields

Hundreds of books have been written on the Western Australian Goldfields. From reference books to fiction and most of all the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the quest for gold and the search for adventure. There are also many biographies and history books some on the broader subject of the history of the region and others on a specific subject or town. Outback Family History would like to review some of these that you may not have heard of and to tell you where they can be purchased if you would like your own copy. We also have a monthly book giveaway!

Western Australian Lonely Graves – books

Latest Release:-  Western Australian Lonely Graves  by Yvonne and Kevin Coate Four volume set  full details:- Hesperian Press ISBN 978-0-85905-682-3, A4, 1284 pages,  soft cover,  3.5 kg     $325.00* + POST These magnificent volumes are the result of nearly 40 years research by Yvonne and Kevin Coate and their associates, and contain details of thousands […]

Can You Help – Laverton History Book

The good news is that a history book of Laverton and the surrounding towns is to be published. Lots of people will be contributing to the book, which is going to be really great. Do you have anything you could share on the town or any of the surrounding areas? Here are the contact details […]

Gold and Ghosts – book review

Gold and Ghosts Vol 1 and Vol 2 – by D W de Havelland Many of you, I am sure, will have heard of the series of books called ‘Gold and Ghosts’! There are four volumes in the series and many consider them to be the ‘Prospectors Bible”. It is Vol 1 and Vol 2 […]

Russian Jack – The other J F K

Dollypot, Greenhide and Spindrift:  a journal of bush history Russian Jack and Synchronicity  –    by Diane Oldman I rather thought I had made up the word ‘synchronicity’ and when I attempted to look it up in several dictionaries I couldn’t find it.  So I decided it was a new noun – my noun.  Then […]

Lawlers Update – book review

This book is a rare publication and  is very hard to find. It was written by Lyn Hatch to celebrate the centenary of the town of Lawlers. The book was published by Plutonic mining who also published a book on Darlot. LAWLERS Latitude 28° 05′ S Longitude 120° 31′ E The townsite of Lawlers is […]