Author

Scott Whitaker

Scott Whitaker grew up in Melbourne in the 1960s and 1970s before being transferred to Queensland with his employer Airservices, then Department of Aviation. After working in Air Traffic Control for over 30 years, he retired a few years ago.

Scott returned to Melbourne but has recently returned to QLD to soak up the sunshine at Bowen (northern region of the Whitsundays). He has two adult children.

His interests include railways, probably kindled by the stories told by his grandfather who was a locomotive fireman on steam engines during the Second World War, Australian history and travel.

It is these interests that Scott collectively seized upon at retirement as he entered the world of authorship, travelling around Australia, to explore the history of the Railway Hotels of Australia.

Scott Whitaker

Published Work

Railway enthusiast and amateur historian, Scott Whitaker has authored and published the following volumes in the Railway Hotels of Australia series. Volume Four which will cover the remainder of Australia is currently in production.

Railway Hotels of Australia - Victoria

Volume One

Victoria
Released: Dec 2015

This book details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Victoria. The book also contains a wealth of information on the history of the railways in VIC.

▪ 272 pages
▪ Full Colour
▪ Hard Cover
▪ 185 Hotels

Railway Hotels of Australia - New South Wales

Volume Two

New South Wales
Released: Aug 2016

This book details the
history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in New South Wales. The book also contains a wealth of information on the history of the railways in NSW.

▪ 312 pages
▪ Full Colour
▪ Hard Cover
▪ 191 Hotels

Railway Hotels of Australia - Queensland

Volume Three

Queensland
Released: Aug 2017

This book details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland. The book also contains a wealth of information on the history of the railways in QLD.

▪ 292 pages
▪ Full Colour
▪ Hard Cover
▪ 193 Hotels

Author Talks

Are you interested in Scott giving a presentation on the history of Railway Hotels in Australia? Scott tours the country often giving talks, all at no charge. So, contact Scott to arrange a talk at your venue.