WorldCat Identities

Shaw, William

Overview
Works: 10 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 445 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Shaw
Golden dreams and waking realities by William Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'This rather uppity Britisher produced one of the finest narratives of the Gold Rush' - Kurutz. Shaw, an Englishman, travelled to California from Australia on board the Mazeppa, the first ship to leave South Australia for the gold diggings. Shaw's descriptions of life in the mines are quite vivid, as per Kurutz: 'He witnessed a bloody battle between mining companies, discrimination against foreign miners, the horrible death of a fellow miner by an insect bite, and poor medical practice. He described in graphic detail the miners' horrendous living conditions, mining methods, and the day-to-day struggle for survival.' As Shaw writes in his preface, his work gives 'fresh evidences of the demoralizing effects of the California gold mania.' After his experiences in the mines he returned to San Francisco and worked for a time at Mission Dolores, and provides an excellent description of the venerable mission. Smith left San Francisco to return to Australia, and stopped at Hawaii, describing its business district, markets, and social life. He attended a performance of Shakespeare's RICHARD III at which Kamehameha III was present and where several Sydney emigrants behaved in a rowdy manner"--
Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands by William Shaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishman, William Shaw was in South Australia when he heard of the California gold rush, and he sailed across the Pacific from Adelaide in 1849. Golden dreams and waking realities (1851) describes that voyage, his visit to San Diego and his landing in San Francisco. Then follows an account of the long trip to the gold fields and details of life as a prospector in the international community of the camps. Leaving the mines for Stockton, Shaw is befriended by Mission Indians. Leaving Stockton for San Francisco, Shaw takes a series of odd jobs in the city before moving on the Mission of Dolores until the New Year, when he finds passage back to Australia, all the while recording the social life and business activities he saw. Next he records the changes observable in Hawaii on his return voyage, a visit to Samoa, and his reception on his landing at Sydney
Evidence and procedure in magistrates' court by William Shaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading they've liked: an anthology of modern comprehension passages by Piers Brendon( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings matters; an anthology of modern comprehension passages by Piers Brendon( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda : the roaring, the waves, the waiting by William Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel brochures : the essentials in printed advertisement by William Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autism : beyond the basics : treating autism spectrum disorders by William Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.41 for Golden dre ... to 0.86 for [Abraham L ...)

Alternative Names
William Shaw British writer and music journalist

William Shaw écrivain britannique

William Shaw journalist and writer

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Languages
English (27)