Read Growing up Moonta by Kristin Weidenbach Online

growing-up-moonta

'Growing up Moonta' is the memoir of an Australian country town, entwined with four generations of family history. Told through the childhood reminiscences of Weidenbach's father Neil, it paints a picture of a time when an illegitimate child was raised as a sister to her mother, travelling salesmen made a living hawking dressmakers' pins and bottles of antiseptic salve, an'Growing up Moonta' is the memoir of an Australian country town, entwined with four generations of family history. Told through the childhood reminiscences of Weidenbach's father Neil, it paints a picture of a time when an illegitimate child was raised as a sister to her mother, travelling salesmen made a living hawking dressmakers' pins and bottles of antiseptic salve, and boys grew to men lumping bags of wheat and tending engines in the town power houses of the 1930s.Young Neil and his forebears absorbed the quirky anecdotes of South Australia's famous copper-mining town - from the infamous murders and the boys who went to war, to the rhythms of everyday life such as the butcher carving meat at the back of his horse and cart, and the women competing on Mondays to hang their washing on the line first.'Growing up Moonta' transports the readers to a time not so long ago, but a way of life long passed: a place redolent with nostalgia that lives on in the stories of our parents and grandparents....

Title : Growing up Moonta
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9718192103742
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 509 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Growing up Moonta Reviews

  • Danielle Clode
    2018-09-25 03:37

    Growing up Moonta is a finely produced oral history telling the story of a small Australian country town from the perspective of local residents and their everyday lives, rather than the usual narrative grand men and their economic achievements. Weidenbach has mined a rich vein of Australian history with all the humour, compassion and dogged determination of our pioneering forebears. If only more books were written like this, our history would be far more accurate and much more engaging. Eminently readable, authentic and complex, these are stories we will all recognise from our parents and grandparents. A truly collaborative project between a father and daughter, I think Neil Weidenbach would be both honoured and delighted by the stories his daughter has compiled in his memory.