Volume One – Railway Hotels of Victoria
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
... a cracking read with some amazing stories.
Steven Haby, Principal Librarian, West Gippsland Regional Library.
I received a copy of this book this morning. You did a fantastic job of putting it together with their histories...
Thank you Scott. Your book has just arrived and it is just wonderful. My husband is loving it & I too am finding it fascinating (and I am only a train enthusiast by osmosis!)
The history is really fascinating...
I met you today and purchased your book. I've had the opportunity to have a good look at the content and have to compliment you on a well written and very interesting book...
Book received today. Very impressive. Congratulations...
We have received your fine production of Railways Hotels of Australia - Volume One - Victoria and congratulate you on its quality and broad coverage...
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