Difficult Country : An Informal History of Murchison by Margaret C. Brown

The history of the Murchison area, including the isolation of its pioneers, the hardship of the gold rush, and the horror of the 1929 earthquake.

Why did people ever come into such rugged and inhospitable country? And why did some remain and make their homes among the forbidding mountains and bush-clad Valleys? This books attempts to answer these questions. It traces the story of Murchison from the time the first white men ventured into the area, through to the 1970’s productive farms and modern roads ended the isolation.

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