Book Series

Author: Scott Whitaker

Railway Track through countryside

Volume Three ~ Queensland

Railway Hotels of Australia

Railway Hotels of Queensland is the third volume of the Railway Hotels of Australia series, and follows on from the successful release of Volume One, Railway Hotels of Victoria, and Volume Two, Railway Hotels of New South Wales. This book by Scott Whitaker, railway enthusiast and part-time historian, details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland.

The hardcover book contains a wealth of information on the history of railways in Queensland, and explores the social, economic and political themes that helped to shape the state.

Consisting of 304 pages in length, the book contains hundreds of historic and contemporary images, printed 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.

Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume Three - Queensland Book Cover

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Special Australia Wide price of $50 (+$15 p&h) to celebrate the release of Volume 4, the final volume of Railway Hotels of Australia.





Book Sample

Railway Hotels of Queensland

Page 133 of Volume Three ~ Queensland: Kilkivan Railway Hotel

Kilkivan Railway Hotel

“… Railway communication reached Kilkivan on 6 December 1886, long after the gold rush had petered out. The station was the terminus of a branch line that left the then isolated Maryborough to Gypmpie line…” – p.133

Page 136 of Volume Three ~ Queensland: Kirk River Railway Hotel

Kirk River Railway Hotel

“… The railway construction at Kirk River was established to accommodate workers engaged in the erection of the impressive Kirk River bridge…” – p.136

 Page 137 of Volume Three ~ Queensland: Koorboora Railway Hotel

Koorboora Railway Hotel

“… The Railway Hotel was first licensed to John Hughes on 7 October 1910, after Hughes successfully argued that the two hotels in Koorboora were unable to cope with the demand…” – p.137

 Page 142 of Volume Three ~ Queensland: Longreach Railway Hotel

Longreach Railway Hotel

“… In the early days, goats were used for just bout everything. In fact, the goats were so common that Longreach lad been unfairly labelled ‘Goat Town’. Not long after the arrival of the railway…” – p.142

This book by Scott Whitaker, railway enthusiast and amateur historian, details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland. The book contains a wealth of information on the history of the railways in that state.

▪ 292 pages
▪Landscope Format
▪ 210mm x 297mm
▪ Full Colour
▪ Hard Cover
▪ 193 Hotels

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“… 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

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