Silver City (The)
Softcover, 200 pages. First published 1956, this edition 2020.
Broken Hill in the early 1900s was a hell on earth. Idriess draws on his childhood memories of Broken Hill to produce some of his most evocative writing:
Flies and dust and isolation, the deadening feeling that no-one else in the world knew or cared whether we lived or died out there.....
In The Silver City Idriess also conveys an acute sense of his distress at the despoliation of the natural world by wave after wave of settlers