An in-depth look at the Yea goldfields, one of the smaller gold-bearing areas of central Victoria. Lacking the stupendous wealth of a Bendigo or Ballarat, the district nevertheless saw gold rushes, riots, claim jumpers and ghost towns.
The economic and social contributions of the miners are brought to life, with tales of the brawlers, rogues and colourful characters - men and women - who drifted through.
Includes detailed records of the diggings with many old maps digitally enhanced to allow the modern prospector to locate exactly where gold used to be found.
The author is an amateur palaeontologist who has spent nearly twenty years investigating the geology of the Yea area.