Message on a bottle

Photo: Codd Bottle owned by former locomotive driver, Carl Williams One of the most rewarding aspects about conducting author talks around the country, is meeting up with people who have connections with former Railway Hotels. So it was recently when Scott presented a talk in … Continue readingMessage on a bottle

White Line Fever

Photo : The White Lion hotel with the adjacent Kimba Lodge Motel in the background. After a fun morning at the Rockhampton Local Authors Expo, Scott headed down the Bruce Highway to Maryborough to prepare for Monday’s talks at the Maryborough and Hervey Bay libraries. … Continue readingWhite Line Fever

Barky Days

Yesterday, on the same day that the raid on the Australian Workers Union was making headlines around the country, Scott arrived at the birthplace of the AWU: Barcaldine. Barcaldine, affectionately knows as ‘Barky’ is the home of several fine old hotels that lined the main … Continue readingBarky Days

Grand Day Out

After a pleasant couple of author talks on Monday, Scott headed north via the Blackman’s Gap Road to Many Peaks. Not sure if he would make it due to the extensive flood damage of the roads in the area, Scott was delighted to see the … Continue readingGrand Day Out

The Home of Rum

Scott arrived in Bundaberg yesterday afternoon after touring Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast. Speaking engagements today at Bundaberg Library, and then Gin Gin Library before heading to Calliope Library. There are many opportunities to hear Scott talk in person about the history of the Railway … Continue readingThe Home of Rum

Western Queensland Tours: Rissoles, Views, and the Ravenswood Railway Hotel.

I am midway through another tour of Western Queensland conducting a series of Author’s talks. A small but enthusiastic crowd greeted me at Charters Towers, Hughenden and Winton libraries over the past couple of days. Thanks to Lia, Mim and Amada for hosting. Travelling around … Continue readingWestern Queensland Tours: Rissoles, Views, and the Ravenswood Railway Hotel.