The last two books I have read are to do with Australia. A Town Like Alice gave a really interesting insight into the life in the outback after WWII and so following that I decided to read Down Under by one of my favourites, Bill Bryson. I have to be careful not to laugh out loud on the train when I read one of his. I came across on Flickr the State Library of New South Wales collection, showing photographs of life during the gold rush, cattle and sheep farming as well as more urban life in the 20th Century.
Images from Flickr 1: Grape pickers 1930s 2: Knitting for "Our Boys" c1914 3: Cherry pickers c1900 4: Royal Agricultural Show 1937 5: Sheep shearers c1896