In his Land, Labour and Gold, digger William Howitt commented on the consumption of alcohol.
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- Robyn Annear's research Notes prepared in the course of writing the book, Nothing But Gold; Private (Robyn Annear). Details
These notes from a variety of primary sources were kindly donated to the eGold project by Robyn Annear.
TranscriptAll over Ballarat bottles broken and whole lie about in such quantities, that it is wonderful how horses go anywhere on the field without getting lamed. There was a pool down in the basin, not very far from the camp, into which literally thousands of bottles were thrown. Before all the public-houses on the road, there lie heaps, sometimes of many waggon-loads, and all along the bush you still find them, some dashed against the trees, and others still whole.
Created: 25 August 2006