The Resource Digger, Max Anderson

Digger, Max Anderson

Label
Digger
Title
Digger
Statement of responsibility
Max Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of nine, Max Anderson diligently dug holes in his parents' back garden hoping to strike it rich. At thirty-six, he dug another hole for himself: he quit his job as Deputy Travel Editor for the Sunday Times to try his luck among the gold prospectors of the West Australian outback." "Digger is the story of a foreigner arriving unannounced and ill-equipped in a mining town. Welcome to Kookynie, a town that boomed and died before the Great War began, a town whose sole heirs are eight buildings, thirteen people and a pub. All around is ruin, mining waste, waterless scrub... and the world's purest gold." "Anderson spins a break-neck account of adventure and adversity as he tries to join the remarkable band of men who detect metal for a living. Ex-truckie Ron snarls about bastard, gold-filching tourists; veteran treasure hunter Lazy Les drawls bar-room advice while strumming air guitar with AC/DC; and pub owner Kevin quietly surveys all through a haze of cigarillo smoke. Digging between the abandoned shafts, Anderson learns the business of 'chasing the weight', unearthing superstitions and secrets, as well as stories of the original desert diggers who struck as much misery as they did gold. But ultimately he sinks deep into a small town psyche - risking his own relationship and his self-respect - down to the bedrock of an age-old obsession." "Digger reveals what happens when rightly constructed boys lust after humanity's most pernicious metal."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
994.047
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Digger, Max Anderson
Label
Digger, Max Anderson
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8385507
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Dimensions
22cm.
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Extent
xi, 356 pages
Isbn
9780330492003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MA112088
  • (IeDuTC)0330492004
  • (Uk)012919353
  • (IeDuTC)D13528323
  • (Uk)gb A4031989
  • (Uk)gb A40X9334
  • (BNAtoc)B7693105

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      -38.00616 177.2843757
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