Lasseter's Gold

Lasseter s Gold Is there a field of gold lying in the Australian outback where nuggets are as thick as plums in a pudding When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared it could have been the end of a mystery that began the

  • Title: Lasseter's Gold
  • Author: Warren Brown
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Is there a field of gold lying in the Australian outback, where nuggets are as thick as plums in a pudding When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared it could have been the end of a mystery that began the day he staggered out of the desert at the turn of the 20th century, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15 kilometre gold reef It was mysteIs there a field of gold lying in the Australian outback, where nuggets are as thick as plums in a pudding When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared it could have been the end of a mystery that began the day he staggered out of the desert at the turn of the 20th century, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15 kilometre gold reef It was mystery that deepened when he and a surveyor returned to the isolated and mysterious Petermann Ranges where the reef was supposed to be located and couldn t find it It became legendary when the largest inland expedition since Burke and Wills was launched and, from the start, like Burke and Wills, was doomed because the partners only had one thing in common greed.In LASSETER S GOLD, Warren Brown vividly recreates the drama of the search the characters, the fights, the soaring temperatures, the impossible terrain, the plane crash, the pistol carrying dingo skinner who appeared out of nowhere He also asks just who was this man Lasseter A one time sailor, a bigamist, a man who claimed John Bradfield stole his plans for a single span bridge to cross Sydney Harbour was he also a very, very good liar The entries in Lasseter s diaries suggest he did find the gold, but that by then it was too late The expedition had finished, he was alone and what he needed was food Or did he Was the body they found even his What did happen to his vast, lost treasure Did it ever exist Does it still exist LASSETER S GOLD is the gripping story of an outback legend, a myth and, perhaps, a field of gold there for the taking

    One thought on “Lasseter's Gold”

    1. An excellent, very entertaining and engrossing book, I had trouble putting it down. Written in a factual style with lots of detail that I haven't read before. Very unlike the previous book I read on the same subject by Ion Idriess which to me was boy scoutish in its enthusiasm.

    2. I usually enjoy more lyrical writing, but the incredible story of Lasseter's final expedition for his fabled reef more than compensated for it and I read the book in one long weekend. Although fairly factual, the intrigue surrounding Lasseter, the personality clashes, the remote setting, the twists in the story and the incredible tenacity of the expeditioners made for a thoroughly engrossing story. It is somewhat sadder than I was expecting, and although Lasseter more or less put himself in that [...]

    3. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Took a while to get into. Once the story started to unfold could not put it down.

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