Books Nelson Point

Nelson Point

Nelson Point


In a sense, this thorough history allows Nelson Point to speak for itself. Painstakingly researched and documented, historic diaries, journals, letters and other accounts, as well as government and public statistics, provide the foundations for this volume. Twenty-six colorful chapters provide intimate details of life in Nelson Point throughout its existence. Helpful appendices include integral statistics, such as Mining Locations, escerpts from the Register of Mines and Minerals, and even Cock Fighting Rules, of the time. Author David Matuszak has meticulously searched every crevice, crack, and eddy for material and historical information on this once thriving mining camp, which for a time was labeled, "the wickedest place on earth." Includes appendices, bibilography, index, and 49 rare illustrations. Paperbound: 254 pages: 8.375 x 10.75"