History in the Pub – 12 noon on Sunday 29 July 2012
At: Sail & Anchor Hotel, 64 South Terrace, Fremantle
Topic: 110O in the water bag. Work and Leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields
With: Lenore Layman & Criena Fitzgerald
Cost: $5 per head in the Honesty Jar
During this casual presentation Lenore and Criena will share stories uncovered in the research of their book providing a multiplicity of perspectives including Aboriginal people; gold prospectors; pastoralists; Afghan cameleers; and the women and children who followed their menfolk to the West Australian gold fields.
The book can be bought from most bookshops. If the book proves not to be readily available, the authors advise that people try the WA Museum shop, the State Library of Western Australia bookshop or order online from the WA Museum website.
Drinks will be available for purchase at the Green Bar. And why not stay for lunch afterwards?
Introduced by Dr Lise Summers, President, History Council of Western Australia
The Sail and Anchor Hotel is closely associated with the rapid economic development surrounding the gold boom at the turn-of-the-century, when buildings in both Perth and Fremantle were redeveloped or rebuilt to meet the requirements of a burgeoning population.