Book Series

Author: Scott Whitaker

Railway Track through countryside

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.

Portrait image of Scott Whitaker

Published Books

Railway Hotels of Australia

Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume One ~ Victoria Book Cover

Volume One ~ Victoria

Released: Dec 2015

Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume Two ~ New South Wales Book Cover

Volume Two ~ New South Wales

Released: Aug 2016

Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume Three ~ Queensland Book Cover

Volume Three ~ Queensland

Released: Aug 2017

 Volume Four

Volume Four will be released in April 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.

Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume Four ~ South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia  Book Cover

Author Talks

Are you interested in interviewing Scott, or Scott giving a presentation on the history of Railway Hotels in Australia?

Scott will be touring the country during 2019, focusing on the regions of Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia. 

Author talks are provided at no charge, so contact Scott if you are interested in him giving a your venue.

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