Ghost Towns of the High Country 2ND Edition

Ghost Towns of the High Country 2ND Edition

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Ghost Towns of the High Country Second Edition

Luke Steenhuis


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)

Additional product information

Size: A4
Pages: 244 pages
Binding: Hard Cover
Publication Date: September 2019
Images (Colour or Mono) Colour
Author and/or publisher Luke Steenhuis

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