This is an example of the way in which the history of Western Australia may be preserved. This is particularly important in the case of Youanmi. Though one of the more remote mining locations, it was also one of the most prominent and now the story of the mine has, for the first time been drawn together from its scattered sources, to form this book.
Contents:ForewordAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. The Earliest Known History of Youanmi and the Origins of the Name2. The Murchison and East Murchison Goldfields3. Glimpses of the Murchison Goldfield at the Turn of the Century4. The 1907 Rush to the Youanme Country5. The Prospectors in Limbo on the Youanme Field6. Youanme -- A Township Begun on a Ministerial Promise7. The Arrival of Berwick, Moreing and Company on the Youanme Field8. 1910 -- Berwick, Moreing and Company Take Over at Youanme9. A Year of Strong Growth in the Town of Youanme10. Youanmi -- A Town with a Mine Worth 300,000 Pounds11. 1911 -- Town-Style Life in the Mulga12. 1912 -- Some Dampening Events13. The Luck of the Mining Game14. The Youanmi Miners' Strike of 191415. The War Years 1914-191816. Private Letters17. The 'Quiet' Years in Youanmi18. Gold Revives While All Else Fails19. The New Youanmi -- 'An Inland Town of no Mean Proportions'20. The progress of the mine and the Growth of the Town21. War Years Again22. Deserting Ship at Youanmi23. The Closing of the Mine24. Youanmi Abandoned25. After More Than 40 Years, a New Lease of life for Youanmi