Johnny Come Lately The Life and times of C.P. Matheson by Peter Hartland
“To my dying day,” declared a fist thumping Colin Peter Matheson in 1994. “I’ll fight the Town Council, I’ll fight the State Government. I’ll fight anyone who even dares to suggest that we, the people of this town, must accept this ill-conceived and arrogant Council decree!”

So begins ‘Johnny Come Lately,’ a totally absorbing and often hilarious tale, that depicts the life and times of the busiest man in the busiest port in Australia.

A real Australian character who, throughout his entire life, fought the odds even to survive, then lived long enough to bring about one of the most ignominious upsets in the history of Australian Local Council.

Set against a background of life in Western Australia, from the Great Depression through to the nineties, it follows life from his early days in Dowerin, Katanning, Wiluna and Perth through to the tumultuous, exciting and heady days during the development of the mighty iron ore industry in the North West. A man with a heart the size of the Pilbara and an equally huge tale to tell.

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... and you’ll not be able to put it down!

Paperback 1997 edition

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