Review: Growing Up in Moonta by Kristen Weidenbach

Located on the Yorke Penninsula, Moonta was once the copper capital of Australia. Scores of miners from Cornwall settled in the town and bringing with it a rich identity. Even today, many South Australians associate the town with Cornish pasties, the Kernewek and the term 'Cousin Jack From Down Under.' In Growing Up in Moonta, historian Kristen Weidenbach tells of her family and their rich history with the small town. Most of the stories have been handed down to her by her father, Neil, who grew up in the town.

This was an enjoyable read and painted an interesting portrait of life in Moonta, particularly after the closure of the mines. Like all families, the one in this book had their ups and downs, but everything is told with warmth and humour. 

An enjoyable read.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2018


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