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Champagne from Six to Six : A Brief Social History of Entertainments and Recreations at Beechworth and the Ovens Goldfields, Victoria Australia 18 - Peter M Shea

Champagne from Six to Six

A Brief Social History of Entertainments and Recreations at Beechworth and the Ovens Goldfields, Victoria Australia 18

Paperback Published: 11th March 2010
ISBN: 9781609112431
Number Of Pages: 100

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In mid-19th-century Australia, like its counterparts in California and Chile, there was a focus on the rush for gold. Given the sobriquet "diggers," men arrived in the tens of thousands from all points of the globe. In often remote bush settings, makeshift towns quickly sprouted in the foothills, valleys, and plateaus leading to the Blue Mountains and the Australian Alps. Focusing on the counterplay with this influx of fortune seekers, there also emerged a nascent global entertainment industry. Champagne from Six to Six is a short history of the pastimes of these diggers on the gold fields at Beechworth and the Ovens of northeast Victoria. This illustrated text, based on eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports, and histories written on this period, gives a lively recreation of what were initially the findings of an academic research project, now available to readers everywhere. Music, dance, sports, theater, opera, magic shows, trapeze artists, wax works, the circus, and even the first types of "moving pictures" toured these diggings Author Peter M. Shea followed the adage "Go West, young man, go West" and now, an aspiring "Gentleman of Leisure Patron of the Arts," he appreciates good food, fine music, and wines (champagne, of course!). He currently lives between the West Coast of California and Melbourne, Australia. He is working on a number of projects, one of which is a book with the preliminary title, Before I Become Invisible - Pastiches of a Fortunate Life

ISBN: 9781609112431
ISBN-10: 1609112431
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 11th March 2010
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.25

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