City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, launched Alex Palmer‘s latest book, Mountain View Gold: Day Dawn & The Italians who made it Happen, at Spearwood Library on Saturday 19 May 2012.

Alex, a local author, has written eight books about the Goldfields and is dedicated to preserving the precious history of the area. This book tells the story of how a group of Italian prospectors at Day Dawn persevered for four long years in intolerable conditions and finally struck it rich.


  • Logan Howlett – City of Cockburn Mayor
  • Alex Palmer – Author
  • Luba Kambourakis – Adult Services Librarian

Recorded at Spearwood Library on 19 May 2012.

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