Historic novel that features the Blackball strike of 1908
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Fontana / Collins, Auckland, 1985. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Edtn; 1st Fontana Edtn. pp 245 includes glossary. 'The tiny west Coast settlement of Blackball, now in sad decline - "neither alive nor dead.just Blackball" - comes to stirring life in Eric Beardsley's masterly novel. Why has this tiny town in the Grey Valley received so much attention from writers, historians and artists? Blackball 08, the story of an epic mine strike there nearly 80 years ago, provides the answer. From the strike, won hands down by the young Bob Semple, Paddy Webb, and the lesser-known Pat Hickey, emerged the Federation of Labour and, eventually, the Labour Party. Eric Beardsley has skillfully recreated the times, the place, the people and their lives and loves in a warm, intimate and living history.'. 12mo - 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1009116