"Back to the Mulga"

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"Back to the Mulga"

Post  goldchaser on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:40 pm

On Westralian fields of auriferous fame,
There was many a town that is now but a name,
The workings are closed around which they were raised,
By people gold-hungry with finds that amazed.
 
This spot was a site of a once famous place,
Here i stand,and in fancy its part i re-trace,
A lean-visaged man in the mulga i see,
He strikes a bonanza and happy is he.
 
The lucky prospector reporting his strike,
The consequent "rush" in the manner Klondyke,
The feverish pegging of claims i envision,
Disputes that await on a wardens decision...

A mining investor takes over the show,
Soon many are busy,above and below,
A plant is installed and production begins,
The battery crushes the ore from the bins.

A town in the wildeness rapidly grows,
And life giving gold through its arteries grows,
Tens years of prosperity,then a decline,
As the ore peters out in the depth of the mine.

On Westralian fields of auriferous fame,
There was many a town that is now but a name,
Forsaken  at last by the children of men,
The bush into solitude settles again.

"Gelignite",  Quinns.   2-1-1936



just got a kick out of this poem,its a ripper,just started reading meekatharra -end of the earth and this is in chapter one Very Happy

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Re: "Back to the Mulga"

Post  Ash100456 on Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:00 pm

Yes that's a goodie for sure goldchaser, Can think of many a town out there that are now but a name.

Cheers
Ashley

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