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The Other Side of Sunset: Memories of One of the Last True Pioneer Settlements in Victoria, by Campbell Curtis

We have all heard stories of a lucky boot dislodging a clod of earth, to reveal a shining gold nugget underneath. One gets a similar sensation upon opening Campbell Curtis’s The Other Side of Sunset. (Not that the book itself in any way resembles a clod; self-published, its design, production and readability are all well up to the standards of many paperbacks issued today by big-name publishers.) The subtitle precisely defines the subject: Memories of One of the Last True Pioneer Settlements in Victoria. It is a plain-language account of Millewa County. (Note: not Millawa, which is a winegrowing region…

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