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No sign of the time : a collection of stories of the Menzies district /​ compiled by Pat &​ Brenda Rodgers on behalf of the Shire of Menzies. Available from Bookshops and the Shire of Menzies.

Reminiscences of by-gone Menzies by the Old Fossicker & On the Northern Fields by Henry Harris available from Hesperian Press:-

A Gold Seekers Odyssey  by L R Menzies - Leslie Menzies was one of the hopeful band of prospectors who arrived in Western Australia during the 1890s goldrush.  A successful miner in the USA & NZ his knowledge gave him an early advantage at Parkers Range & the Murchison. The Menzies mines were discovered by him in 1894.  In the ups & downs of mining Menzies found that down was almost out, Greener fields in Madagascar, Africa, Japan and later the Kimberley beckoned. He eventually retired to California where he wrote these reminiscences shortly before his death in 1939. Available from Hesperian Press:-


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