Mining Towns: Making a living, making a life
Erik Eklund

Paperback | Aug 2012 | UNSW Press | 9781742233529 | 400pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$49.99, NZD$59.99

At any given moment in our history Australia has been in the middle of a mining boom. This timely book is a history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with these booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. Mining Towns shows the rich cultural and historical legacy these towns helped create as townspeople – those working below the ground and those above – sought to make their lives in them. The current 'fly-in-fly-out' mining culture means we may not see the likes of them again, which, as this book shows, will be a great loss.