About Scott Whitaker
Author of Railway Hotels of Australia Books
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.
Railway Hotels of Australia
Volume One ~ Victoria
Released: Dec 2015
Volume Two ~ New South Wales
Released: Aug 2016
Volume Three ~ Queensland
Released: Aug 2017
Volume Four ~ SA, NT, TAS and WA
Released: Apr 2019
The final chapter in Scott Whitaker’s four-volume study of every Railway Hotel that trades or once traded in Australia.
Volume Four of Railway Hotels of Australia covers South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.