Welcome, Stranger

Welcome, Stranger

The Amazing True Story of One Man's Legendary Search for Gold, at All Costs

Book - 2005
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At the height of Australia's gold rush, John Deason leaves behind the poverty of Cornwall's tin mines for the bounty of the New Land. He has no doubt that, before long, he'll return home with pockets full.

But goldfields life is nothing like he or his young wife expected. There might be gold beneath their feet, but locating it is another matter. And at what cost? During more than a decade on the fields, Deason experiences more tragedy than he can bear.

Then, he finds gold. The 'Welcome Stranger' is the largest nugget ever discovered and is worth a fortune. The goldfields erupt with excitement while Deason looks on in awe. His quest is fulfilled, but will the Welcome Stranger bring the consolation he has longed for?

A true and moving story of one man's desperate search, told by his great-granddaughter.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2005.
ISBN: 9780670028764
Branch Call Number: FIC DEAS
994.54 DEA


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