Up the Creek: Edie Creek and the Morobe Gold­fields

Paradise - - Living -

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.

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