A classic of Australian history, this book provides the detailed story of the men who created or were caught up in the land boom fever, and of their personal triumph or destruction. It tells the story of colonial Victoria, made rich by gold and populous by the immigrants who followed. The flourishing economy saw speculation rewarded, and no apparent limits to expansion. The depression which followed was a catastrophe, the supreme crisis for the colony.
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Michael Cannon spent nearly twenty years working as a journalist and editor in Melbourne, Sydney and London. After the success of the first edition of The Land Boomers, he produced a steady stream of popular books on many aspects of Australian history.Review:
'. . . a book to shock . . . at all times superb entertainment.' -- Age
'. . . a vivid and exciting account of the causes and effects of the crash, with sparkling stories of the bad men and a harrowing description of the effects of the depression on its victims.' (The Times Literary Supplement)" -- (The Times Literary Supplement, magazine)
'. . . fascinating expos of the get-rich-quick chicanery that resulted in Melbourne's great financial crash of the 1890s.' -- Telegraph
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Book Description Melbourne Univ Pr, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110522837883