Up the Creek: Edie Creek and the Morobe Goldfields
By James Sinclair (Pictorial Press Australia)
James Sinclair retired in 1975, after the independence of PNG, and turned his hobby of writing into a career that produced more than 30 published books. Up the Creek is his last book (he died in 2017) and only 650 numbered copies have been printed.
The author drew from his experience in PNG since 1947, when he joined the Department of District Services and Native Affairs, and on bibliographical research, to give a detailed historical account of the Edie Creek Mine in the Upper Edie Creek Valley in Wau, where mining began in 1932. The photographs illustrating the book date back to 1910 and provide a rare glimpse into everyday life in PNG and the evolution of this particular region and its inhabitants.