Suggested reading

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Suggested Reading

This page contains suggestions people have made reading they have found particularly useful about Western New South Wales in general or any places or subjects in particular.

Once you have names of books it is really easy to chase them up through inter-library loan, and librarians will really love you if you can bring this sort of detail in for them to find the book.

Mary Wilson has kindly provided an exhaustive list of titles for Menindee/Broken Hill, which can be found in Menindee & Broken Hill Reference Books.

Tibooburra - Corner Country by John Geritson (1980) is a history of the area around Tibooburra and Milparinka, with some details of the area down to White Cliffs. It mentions many names, but has no index, and needs to be read with a good map beside you if you don't know the area. (Linda)

Strange Tales of Australia by Alec Hepburn, 1982, Rigby Publications. ISBN 0 7270 1499 4. Selection of factual stories about the pioneering days - shipwrecks, murders, establishing new settlements etc with plenty of names, places and pictures. (Jac)

Ghost Towns of Australia by George Farwell, 1965, Rigby Publications. ISBN 0 7270 0015 2. Very descriptive stories of the author's visits to mainly ghost towns that were once thriving mining and settlements situated all over Australia. Full of pioneer names, nearby properties etc with heaps of pictures of Miners Rights, mining sites of the 1880s, old buildings and towns. (Jac)

Station Life in Australia - Pioneers and Pastoralists by Peter Taylor, 1988, Allen & Unwin. ISBN 0 04 332135 6. More descriptions of how station people lived from the pastoralists, squatters and their workers mentioning names and places, pioneering names etc. (Jac)

Walgett Before the Motor Car by John Ferry (Val)

Aldine Centennial History of NSW   The Aldine Publishing Company's two-volume "The Centennial History of New South Wales, 1888" by W. F. Morrison . Vol 2 included profiles of "noted people" in Sydney and country districts. These paid insertions varied somewhat according to where the books were sold. Gwen Dundon found on will do lookups. (Val)

They Stopped a While in Come by Chance by Helen Allerton. Come by Chance is near Walgett. (Val)


Paddle Steamers

River Boat Days on the Murray, Darling & Murumbidgee by Peter Phillips. Lansdowne Press 1972.

The Dreadnoughts of the Darling - C E W Bean - London 1911

Paddle Wheels Away - W Lawson 1947

River Rovers - E J Brady Melb 1911

Paddle Steamers of Australasia - Lobethal South Aust. 1967

A History of Bourke - The Burke Historical Society

Ships in Australaian Waters - Angus & Robertson 1968


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Last updated on 25 July 2018