In the Shadow of the Prom


In the Shadow of the Prom

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NOTE - PUBLICATION DELAYED - Due to delays related to COVID-19 and our inability to access the book during current travel restrictions, this book will now not be available until SEPTEMBER. The pre-publication discount price offer has been extended until the end of August.

In the Shadow of the Prom

Early South Gippsland: Times, Tales and Tramlines

By Mike McCarthy

Published by the LRRSA
ISBN 978-0-909340-56-8

Hard cover, 285 pages, A4 size, 212 photographs, 64 maps, plans and diagrams, with glossary, bibliography, references, and index

In the Shadow of the Prom is a history of the early settlement of south Gippsland from Foster to the Mullungdung forest north-east of Yarram. The development of the towns and the importance of coastal shipping to their survival is comprehensively covered. It includes extensive details and maps of numerous tramways, which provided transport from the coast before the coming of the South Gippsland Railway. The 2 ft gauge steam operated Goodwood tramway from Port Albert is covered in detail, as is the 2 ft 6 in gauge Victorian Railways Port Welshpool line. The illustrations, including photographs, maps and diagrams are some of the best to be produced so far in an LRRSA publication

Note: The price of $55.00 ($39.60 for members) is a pre-publication special. From September 1 the price will revert to $66.00 ($49.50 for members). If other items are ordered at the same time as the pre-publication offer for the book, the order will held until In the Shadow of the Prom is released.


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