Recently, octogenarian author, Alex Palmer had his eighth book on the history of the Western Australian Goldfields published.  Mountain view gold : Day Dawn Western Australia and the Italians who made it happen  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.

Joined by the City of Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett,  Alex officially launched his book at Spearwood Library on Saturday19 May 2012.

You can now listen to the author speaking about his latest (and last?) book and also hear the fine speech by the Mayor.