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Author Embry, Ronald W

Title The metamorphosis of a gold town : Stawell 1900-1940 : a study in local history / by Ronald Embry
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1998


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 W'PONDS  994.58 Emb/Moa  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 246 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Summary Examines the experience of the Wimmera town of Stawell as being representative of the early settlements created by gold rushes, and then threatened with extinction as the industry declined. Attention is paid to the role of community in Stawell's struggle to survive in the period between Federation and the Second World War. Reviews the economic and social processes involved in the eventual recovery. Argues that the forces of Stawell's historical legacy can be detected in the town's reaction to adversity after the closure of the last major mine in 1920
Notes Submitted to the Faculty of Arts, Deakin University
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 1998
Bibliography Bibliography: leaves 229-246
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- Stawell -- History
Stawell (Vic.) -- Economic conditions.
Stawell (Vic.) -- History.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Author Deakin University. Faculty of Arts.