Hawkesbury River Boats and People

Hawkesbury River Boats and People

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Life on the Hawkesbury River from the 1880s to the 1960s.

Hawkesbury River Boats and People

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Life on the Hawkesbury River, from the 1880s to the 1960s, is vividly portrayed in this second edition of Jean Purtell’s 1982 book. Based on her Macquarie Towns Review and Hawkesbury Gazette articles, it has been expanded through more archival newspaper research and further interviews with local residents. The development and decline of the riverboat trade and changes to farming and community life are described, providing the reader with a colourful account of days long past and now largely forgotten. Further details about local people, early school days, housing and road workers are included and new sections cover the early days at Freemans Reach and their floodboat, the local musicians and dance bands, and early motor cycling.

This book will appeal to local residents, family historians, boating enthusiasts and everyone with an interest in the Hawkesbury River and its fascinating past.

Soft cover, B5, vi + 138, many illustrations, notes, index. Second edition.

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Short Description Life on the Hawkesbury River from the 1880s to the 1960s.
Weight (g) 381.0000
Author Jean Purtell
Publisher Deerubbin Press
Date Published 2011
ISBN 0 9775613 8 0
Size 249mm x 175 mm

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