Author(s): Geoff Hocking
Gold Fever tells the story of the heady days following the discovery of gold in Australia. When, in 1851, the focus of the world suddenly turned to the hills, gullies and swirling creeks of New South Wales and Victoria as 'new chums' from all over the world rushed to be rich. This beautifully detailed work includes a narrative that captures the colourful characters and wittily observed sketches of everyday goldfields life. Never out of print since first published in 2001, now updated and in a new format. Geoff Hocking is an author, designer, artist and lecturer. He is the author of many books on Australian history, including Wild Colonial Boys and Under the Southern Cross. He lives in the Victoria's Castlemaine, part of Victoria's golden triangle.