"Chook on Sundays" - Trish Ainslie & Roger Garwood
A Living History
'Chook on Sundays,' is a living history. The text is almost entirely anecdotal, printed, as far as possible, verbatim. When transcribing from our notes and tapes we have not turned these accounts into the 'Queen's' English.
We preferred to maintain the character of the narrators by using language as they themselves had used it, complete with grammatical variations of everyday life. We have always endeavoured to check matters of fact but this is a history of the people who lived it, as the recalled it.
'Chook on Sundays' relates largely to the period from the end of the Great War, through the Depression years, the Second World War and into the fifties. The people in this book tell of simple, treasures, memories which, collectively, from an image of life before the television era. A period when they were the butchers, barmaids, taxi drivers, cooks, punters, rogues and scoundrels of the Goldfields community. It is to these people, and the many we could not fit into this volume, that the Goldfields towns of Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder owe their inimitable character.
It is to them that this book is dedicated and we thank them for the privilege of being allowed to share their experiences.
Publisher: Plantagenet Press
Publication Date: 1992
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