Working on the Hawkesbury: a Memoir

Working on the Hawkesbury: a Memoir

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Memories of a childhood at Brooklyn and working on Hawkesbury River boats.

Working on the Hawkesbury: a Memoir

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The author looks back on 70 years of life along the Lower Hawkesbury. He recalls his childhood in Brooklyn and later experiences as skipper of Surprise II and the Sackville. For the past 40 years he has worked at the slipway built by his father in 1921 and he describes many of the craft repaired there and the people associated with them. He also draws on his recollections of the plans to defend the Hawkesbury River railway bridge from Japanese attack during World War II, the construction of the Pacific Highway bridge over the river, early passenger ferry services, vehicular ferries, and the railway at Brooklyn. The book gives us a rare view of life along the river since the 1920s.

The memoir will appeal to everyone with an interest in the Hawkesbury River or with family connections to it, and to local and maritime historians as well as to boating enthusiasts.

Soft cover, B5, viii + 64 pages, 30 illustrations, map, index. 'An interesting and worthwhile account of activities on this major river system.'

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Short Description Memories of a childhood at Brooklyn and working on Hawkesbury River boats.
Weight (g) 190.0000
Author Trevor Brown
Publisher Deerubbin Press
Date Published 1997
ISBN 0 646 32292 3
Size 245mm x 170mm

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