by Wal Watkins
Robert Hale, 1967, First Edition, hardcover
hardcover in Very Good Condition, missing dustjacket, first flyleaf missing (see photographs)
'...Now in Andamooka he describes the growth and life of an opal mining town, with a rich and absorbing array of characters. There is Clarrie Sorrell, the cripple with a faith few share; Plugger Quigley and his wife Sybil, who back Clarries hunch; Fats Mueller, a brilliantly portrayed digger; Lex and Ivor Durgan, twins and murderers; and many others. Rough and untamed as the outback itself, the characters in this story live long in the reader's imagination.'