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Meekatharra: End of the Earth

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 438 pages
Author: P. Heydon
Year: 1994
ISBN: 085905196X
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, indexes
Publisher: Hesperian Press

"Meekatgarra: End of the Earth" celebrates the centenary of Meekatharra, and covers the period 1894 to 1994. It tells of the gold discoveries and the ups-and-downs of gold mining. Being the rail head for the vast hinterland to the north, and northwest, stories abound of transport by donkey, and camel teams; of the early motor vehicles, and the present road trains.

There are tales of champion horsemen, Gun shearers, and the many drovers who brought sheep and cattle down the lonely stock routes and many personal reminiscences of former residents.

Interspersed between chapters are numerous Australia bosh poems written by former Meekatharra residents.


1. Back to the Mulga

2. Introduction

3. Gold at Meekatharra

4. 'The Meekatharra Miner'

5. The Prospectus

6. A Tale of the Meekatharra Track

7. Local Newspaper Stories 1909-1913

8. Local Newspaper Stories 1914-19181

9. Local Newspaper Stories 1919-1925

10. Local Newspaper Stories 1926-1930

11. Local Newspaper Stories 1931-1938

12. Local Newspaper Stories 1939-1947

13. Polo Shadows

14. The Railway

15. Around the White Horse Blow

16. Moloney's Boarding House

17. Sox

18. Brown and Hollingsworth - Eves and Co.

19. A Christmas Toast

20. The Post Office

21. The Meekatharra Hero

22. The Local Policeman

23. The Bush Geologist

24. The Schools

25. The Bogger Hits the Load

26. At the Hospital

27. The Soldier from Belele

28. Take the Train to Meekatharra

29. SNowy Rowles

30. Thirty Years Ago

31. Droving

32. The Road to Nullagaine

33. Champion Horsemen

34. The Camp Fire Pest

35. Gun Shearers

36. Our Town

37. Our Aboriginal Brothers and Sisters

38. Mining Magnate

39. The Stock Routes

40. Sweeney Done a Hand

41. Gold Stealing, Boxing and Cattle Rustling

42. Meekatharra, as I Remember - J.F. Butler

43. An Eccentric

44. Meekatharra Reminiscences - Thomas Ryan

45. The Caddys of Meekatharra

46. Daisy Campbell - Toby Metcalfe

47. Martin Bourgoin

48. Alice Campbell - Doreen Brown

49. Adrian and Jock Hardie

50. Tom Cocking - Jack Pitsikas

51. W.H. Brown and Co. - Aub Gale

52. Joe and Idie Lynch

53. A Reunion Barbecue

54. Charles FIsher - Magistrate

55. The Voronoff

56. Mining - 1993

57. One Hundred Years

58. List of Drovers and Cooks

59. Index of Names

60. Index of Photographs

61. Index of Mines

Dominion Mining Limited, a Recent History


The history of Meekatharra, its people, mines, stations, bushmen, drovers, prospectors, towns people and much more.

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