The Frost & the Fire

The Frost & the Fire

By  Ruth Park

As washerwomen to the goldfields, Mother Jerusalem and Currency go where the men search for gold. As miners flock to feverishly pursue the new discoveries at Otago, they follow, with their washing machine and the promise of a partnership. Life on the goldfields in the 1860s is hard and the people have to be tough to survive. As the settlement grows many thousands crowd the hills and river banks looking for gold. Crowding the pages of this masterly adventure novel are a host of these rugged characters – loving, hating, giving birth – wonderfully brought to life by Ruth Park.

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9780140058536

October 1, 1981

Penguin (AU Adult)

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9781742533827

October 1, 1981

Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

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