Ghost Towns of the High Country Second Edition
The long awaited second edition release is finally here.
Hard Copy, Limited edition of 1000 copies ever.
More than sixty former towns and wayside places are described in this updated and enlarged edition of ‘Ghost Towns of the High Country’.
With the exception of the historic Blue Duck Hotel at Anglers Rest, they are all places that formerly hosted business houses during the goldfields boom and bust era between the 1850s and 1950s. Some are now quiet or abandoned mountain localities with ever-diminishing remnants of their past. Others have entirely vanished off modern-day maps.
The first edition of this book told, in brief, the stories of fifty of these places and the people who once lived there.
This second edition expands and improves on those places and stories, drawing on the vast amount of information and public records that have recently been made available via the internet.
The book has now been enlarged from an initial 79 pages to more than 240 pages, with an increase in places featured from about fifty to sixty-one.
Coverage includes that part of the Victorian Alpine region between Bairnsdale in Gippsland and Bright in North-Eastern Victoria.
Ghost Towns and places include:
Anglers Rest Copenhagen Iguana Creek Store Creek
Blacks Snake Creek Cravensville Jeff Davis Summer Hill
Boggy Creek Dargo High Plains Lightning Creek Sunnyside
Brandy Creek Dartmouth (OLD) Louisville Tabberabbera
Brocket Deptford Mayford Talbotville
Brookville Gibbo River Merrijig Creek Tambo Crossing
Buckland Gladstone Mitchelldale Tongio West
Buckland Camp Glen Dart Mount Elmo Verdon
Buckland Upper Glen Valley Nariel Waterford
Budgee Budgee Glen Wills Nugong Wentworth River
Bulgoback Good Luck Creek Sassafras Creek Winchester
Bull Town Granite Flat Seldom Seen Wombat Creek
Bullumwaal Grant Spring Hill Zulu Creek
Canvastown Hinnomunjie Squirrel Forest ......... and more.
Cassilis Hog Town Staleyville
Cobbannah Howittville Stirling
(BLURB: Courtesy of Luke Steenhuis)