The Story of Kanowna
by Margaret Bull
Freemantle Arts Centre Press, 1981, ISBN 0909144478, black and white photographs, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, stamp residue on front cover, a little rubbing and marking to edges and corners (see photographs)
“White Feather is the story of the old goldfield town of Kanowna, from the finding of gold there by Jerry McAuliffe in October 1895 through to the present day. Kanowna, originally known as White Feather, was in its heyday one of the richest goldfields in Western Australia outside the famous Kalgoorlie-Boulder golden mine.
White Feather is a social history concerned with the discovery of gold and the early years on the find, life and conditions at Kanowna during its rapid growth, the steady decline of the field after the end of the 1890’s and some of the more important figures involved in the town’s story.
White Feather is the eight title in a series of books published with the assistance of the Western Australia literary Fund under the Community Publishing Project. The aim of the Project is to make available, to both the general public and historians, books of local and family history, written from first-hand experience, which contribute to the understanding and recording of the social history of Western Australia.”