This book by Scott Whitaker, railway enthusiast and part-time historian, is sure to make fascinating reading as it details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Victoria.
Additionally, it explores the importance and history of Victorian Railways, the history and development of the town, and the social, economic and political themes that have helped to shape Victorian society over the last 150 years.
Consisting of 272 pages in length, the book contains hundreds of historic and contemporary images, as well as a range of advertisements and anecdotes that add interest and establish the mood of the era.
It is proudly printed in Australia on high-quality art paper, and will cater to many readers, from railway and hotel hobbyists, publicans, as well as people who are interested in local or social history, and architecture.
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 Smith, former editor of Rail News Victoria
All books ordered direct will be personally signed by the author, Scott Whitaker.
SAMPLE PAGES FROM RAILWAY HOTELS OF AUSTRALIA - VOLUME ONE - VICTORIA
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Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume One - Victoria
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