Historical and Folkloric References
The book ties in to various historical and folkloric stories of Australia's early settlement.
One such story is the discovery in 1847, by Governor Charles La Trobe, of a set of keys embedded in the earth near Corio Bay. These keys, known as the Geelong Keys, are believed by some to have been dropped by Portuguese explorers some hundreds of years previously, but the Poppykettle Papers suggest another origin -- namely, that the Hairy Peruvians left them there.
Read more about this topic: The Poppykettle Papers
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