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On the Ossie

On the Ossie
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For a all too brief period between the first and second world wars, to be "on the ossie" was to have a chance of breaking free from Tasmania's widespread poverty - an ounce of the precious metal osmiridium being more valuable than an equivalent weight of gold. It was a time when Tasmania held a monopoly on the production of the rare metal that tipped millions of the most fashionable fountain pens produced in Europe and the United States of America. Author, Nic Haygarth, tells the story of the Tasmanian fields and the rare breed of miners who flocked to the remote fields of Adamsfield and Waratah in the hope of striking it rich.

Published: 2017
Format: Softcover
Pages: 276
Illustrations: Colour and B&W
SKU SKU18413
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Weight 1.30 kg
Author Nic Haygarth
ISBN 9780648106371
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