Black Kettle and Full Moon
In the bestselling Black Kettle and Full Moon, master storyteller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on another absorbing journey – a guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first gold rush to World War I. Blainey paints a fascinating picture of how our forebears lived – in the outback, in towns and cities, at sea and on land. He looks at all aspects of daily life, from billycans to brass bands, from ice-making to etiquette, from pipes to pubs. The engaging text is further brought alive by an evocative selection of contemporary illustrations by artists such as Julian Ashton.
This is Geoffrey Blainey doing what he does best bringing to life for the modern reader the sighs and sounds and smells of another time.
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Review: Black Kettle And Full Moon: Daily Life In A Vanished AustraliaUser Review - Robin - Goodreads
Less a history and more a compendium of trivia. The illustrations are phenomenal and there are more details of daily life than you can shake a billy at, but it's a bizarrely dry and impersonal tract ... Read full review
Review: Black Kettle And Full Moon: Daily Life In A Vanished AustraliaUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
A readable and real history of domestic Australian life. As the title says- a vanished Australia. It's an interesting and thought-provoking book. If you are interested in how everyday people used to live, this is a great read. Read full review