Holman's Find hit its peak in the early 1900s. A thriving gold-mining town in the middle of nowhere, it was bursting with energy with a bank on every corner, a town hall, post office, pubs and bar brawls. Then things changed.
More than a century later, a modern-day history-fossicker's accidental fall down a dark, disused gold-mining shaft leads to an eerily exciting find. The fossicker emerges from the mine with a dusty, heavy hand-made leather cylinder and a deathly secret he ultimately will want to keep.
The amateur historian turns detective and a century-old Goldfields mystery starts to unravel, exposing the bizarre and often larrikin antics of three carefree mining partners, their outback hermitage and how their lives change because of a shared love of the same woman.
About the Author
Ian Hummerston worked briefly as an underground gold miner in Gwalia in the West Australian goldfields before becoming an award-winning career journalist who edited a major metropolitan daily newspaper for more than a decade. A writer with a passionate interest in Australia’s history and its characters, he was fascinated by the outback’s unforgiving but breathtaking landscape and its equally breathtaking people. Letters From Holman’s Find is his first published novel. Shortly after completing this book, Ian Hummerston died in Perth in 2006 aged 75.
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st September 2008
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0