Beyond the Lattice: Broome’s early years
by Susan Sickert
In Beyond the Lattice Susan Sickert seeks answers to questions about the little-known history of Broome. She steps off the verandah, away from the pearlers’ world of privilege, privacy and power. She looks instead for the heart of the town through the lives of the thousands of Asian, Aboriginal and mixed-race men and women who lived here.
Beyond the Lattice: Broome’s Early Years provides rare insights into the people, politics, colour and atmosphere that have created this fascinating town.
Available 1 November 2017
The first edition of Beyond the Lattice was published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press in 2003 and filled a gap in the history of Broome.
The author, Susan Sickert, was a founding member of Backroom Press. She died in early 2018. Fremantle Press relinquished its rights to the book and we at Backroom Press were happy to publish a second edition.