Growing up on the Hawkesbury: Recollections of a 'River Rat'

Growing up on the Hawkesbury: Recollections of a 'River Rat'

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Memories of childhood days on the lower Hawkesbury River

Growing up on the Hawkesbury: Recollections of a 'River Rat'

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The author describes his childhood during the 1930s and 40s at Bar Point where his relatives owned a boatshed for visiting anglers. In this memoir he provides a fascinating picture of daily life, the work at the boatshed and the colourful characters that patronised it. In those days there were no roads, electricity or telephones. Everyone travelled by boat and the daily routine was enlivened by visits from trading vessels, storeboat, mailboat, schoolboat, floating parsonage and an extraordinary variety of salesmen.

This is a first-hand description of a life-style that was very basic but enriched with humour and community spirit. It will appeal to everyone with family connections to the Hawkesbury River, anglers, residents and those who enjoy boating holidays on the Hawkesbury. The illustrations both recall the period and portray the river as it is today.

Soft cover, B5, 96 pages, 33 illustrations, maps, index. 'This delightful memoir covers the effect of World War II on the remote river communities and introduces readers to an array of river personalities.

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Short Description Memories of childhood days on the lower Hawkesbury River
Weight (g) 208.0000
Author John Holland
Publisher Deerubbin Press
Date Published 1998
ISBN 0 9587441 0 6
Size 245mm x 170mm

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