Famous for its dozens of hotels and its casino girls Charleston was New Zealand's classic gold mining town. Springing from nowhere in 1866, it rapidly grew into the bustling prosperous centre of the West Coast gold boom and just as swiftly collapsed when the gold was gone. Illustrations. First edition.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1941. Hardback, no dust jacket. 231 pages. SECONDHAND