Books & Maps
By David Taylor
With their unique "red route" navigation system, the books have been tailored to the needs of "grey nomads", backpackers, caravanning and camping enthusiasts, motoring clubs, holidaymakers and any other travellers looking to do more than simply get from A to B around Australia. Packed with custom maps, enticing sketches, key travel tips, charming anecdotes from the road and rich detailed information, they're the must have guide books for all the visitor, traveller and tourist highlights this world class road trip exploration has to offer. From holiday planning to driving this classic road, there's nothing else like "The Highway One Travel Companion" available, and they make a GREAT gift.
This book chronicles the history of the Brunswick Valley - the last of the northern rivers to be documented in any systematic way. The chronicle begins with Captain Rous, who found 'another river' as he sailed northwards in 1828. From there the story winds itself through the bush with the cedar getters, first settlers and early farmers who experimented with crops as diverse as sugar, tobacco, coffee and bananas.
The book also details the building of the rail line, the council, the history of communication, industry, religion, education, commerce and sport.
There are scores of funny, sad and outrageous stories from the important historical events, and Jim Brokenshire, an old time newspaper man, has searched the contemporary newspapers to find them.