History and Fiction in Rolf Boldrewood’s The Miner’s Right


The Miner's Right is not a great novel but like much of T. A. Browne's literary work it is rich in historical interest. The author was no profound interpreter of human character either in its tragic or its comic aspects, but he had the gift of telling a good story in a lively way, and he was wont to serve up for the reader's enjoyment many factual incidents barely transformed into fiction.

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Published 1 June 1967 in Volume 3 No. 1. Subjects: Gold & gold mining.

Cite as: Walker, Robin Berwick. ‘History and Fiction in Rolf Boldrewood’s The Miner’s Right.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 1967, doi: 10.20314/als.f9fe6fafd3.