Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1966. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. [6.25x9.25”]; Burnt orange with black quarter cloth covers, gilt lettering on spine and single gilt rule on covers, illustration of Australia on endpapers; Siena dust jacket with red lettering on front, back and spine, red border at bottom of front, negative toned image of sailing ship on front, advertisements on back; 317 pp., eight double side plates of images; minimal shelf wear to bottom edges; minimal wear and chipping to edges of dusk jacket, price clipped; Overall condition is Near Fine with very good dust jacket. Item #13071
This book is about the California (1849) and Australian (1854) gold rushes and the interrelationship of the participants. With the California Gold Rush, the Australians were among the first ‘49ers and the exodus caused sever labor shortages in Australia. The large number of rowdy Australians in California caused tension and conflicts with the Americans and everyone else. By the time of the Australian Gold Rush, many of the 49ers had returned home and it was the Californians that rushed to the southern continent. Together the miners participated in a “Diggers Revolt” that led to many government reforms.