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Goldfield Balladeer by Robert Hoskins

“'Gold! Gold! Was the cry so often heard in the 1860s. The romance of this cry is still with us, but the rollicking, seething, grand-gesture atmosphere of the goldfields is elusive. Now, in this book, we can grasp it through the adventures and songs of balladeer Charles Thatcher - itinerant minstrel, showman, and raconteur of events current, extraordinary, and scandalous.
Diggers rough and kind prized Thatcher’s racy doggerel, through which he praised the good and damned the unworthy. His lampoons were often libellious, but the Inimitable(as he became known) was a crack shot, always ready to settle a dispute or pull a nose.

Robert Hoskins describes the effvesecent goldfields and the affairs of the equally effervescent Thatcher with a style to match.”

Hard cover without jacket, ,194 pages, front end page and title page removed, stain in front cover, contents in good condition Please click here to ask a question
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