Volume Four ~ SA, NT, TAS and WA
Railway Hotels of Australia
The final chapter in Scott Whitaker’s four-volume study of every Railway Hotel that trades or once traded in Australia is coming to a close. Volume Four of Railway Hotels of Australia covers South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.
The book contains a wealth of information on the history of railways across SA, NT, TAS and WA, and explores the social, economic and political themes that helped to shape the state. It has been produced to the same high-quality standards as the previous three books.
Consisting of 312 pages in length, this hardcover book contains hundreds of historic and contemporary images on high quality art paper, and includes a range of advertisements and anecdotes that add interest and establish the mood of the era.
Many readers will find it enjoyable, from railway and hotel hobbyists, publicans, as well as people who are interested in local or social history, and architecture.
210mm x 297mm
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Railway Hotels of South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia
Bowden Railway Hotel
“… The Railway Tavern was established on the corner of Drayton and Second Streets (allotment 204) after William Drayton was granted a publicans’ licence at the Hindmarsh Licencing Court on 12 March 1855…” – p.8
Freeling Railway Hotel
“… When a pair of itinerant workers, James Harvey and Walter Hill, adjourned to Carl Koch’s Railway Hotel in 1910, they got a little more than they bargained for when an over-zealous police officer pounted …” – p.18
Katherine Railway Hotel
“… Throughout his tenure at the Railway Hotel, O’Shea presided over a very popular hotel that was a favourite for travellers, both professional and tourist…” – p.82
Hobart Railway Pier Hotel
“… When John Cross transferred the licence of the Phoenix Hotel to John Hitchens on 7 May 1917, the incoming publican applied to change the sign of his hotel to the Railway Pier Hotel, a request which was approved by licensing authorities at the same hearing…” – p.110
Suburban Railways and Street Tramways of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
“… The map at left (not to scale) shows the once extensive railway (as at 1941) and tramway network (at its greatest extent) that served the people of Kalgoorlie-Boulder….” – p.221
Kanowna Railway Bar Hotel
“… Railway communication reached Kanowna on 2 December 1897 in the form of a short branch line from Kalgoorlie. The line was operated by the contractors until it was officially handed over to the government on 15 June 1898….” – p.226
“… I congratulate Scott for achieving this substantial compilation, and commend the book to a wide readership: railway and hotel hobbyists, publicans, people with an interest in local or social history, or with an interest in architecture. Many readers may be enthused to seek and sample survivors, and join the spirits of patrons and publicans from the early years…”
Roderick B Smith, retired editor Rail News Victoria