NOTE - THIS BOOK WILL BE NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST. You are buying at a pre-pubication discount price - you will not receive the book until it has been received from the printer, expected to be in August.
In the Shadow of the Prom
Early South Gippsland: Times, Tales and Tramlines
By Mike McCarthy
Published by the LRRSA
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 Mullundung 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 August 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.