An entertaining look at railway events in Australia in the month of Septemberâ€”from 1848, when a meeting was called to start a railway company in New South Wales, to 2013, when the great Bayer-Garrett AD6029 steam engine was restored to working order.Author David Burke has crafted a â€˜diaryâ€™ which documents, day by day, major happenings to do with railways in Australiaâ€”from the days of steam, to diesel, to diesel-electric and electrification, covering the first trains that ran between New South Wales and Queensland, and to Melbourne.
Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Australia! The book includes chapters on Australian history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Uluru and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
One of the most the most dangerous places for humans to live on earth, Australia is home to a variety of creatures that can severely injure humans on land and in the water. From the giant saltwater crocodile and great white shark to the tiny red-backed spider and dozens of poisonous snakes, travelers and residents alike now have a handy pocket reference that covers the creatures to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and basic first aid on how to treat different injuries.
Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving is a compilation of short stories by the great American author. Featuring famous stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, Tales of a Traveller is short to delight. The stories included in Tales of a Traveller are: Part First Strange Stories By A Nervous Gentleman. A Hunting Dinner. The Adventure Of My Uncle. The Adventure Of My Aunt. The Bold Dragoon; Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Picture. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Stranger. The Story Of The Young Italian. Part Second. Buckthorne And His Friends. Literary Life. A Literary Dinner. The Club Of Queer Fellows. The Poor Devil Author. Buckthorne, Or The Young Man Of Great Expectations. The Booby Squire. The Strolling Manager. Part Third. The Italian Banditti. The Inn At Terracina. The Adventure Of The Little Antiquary. The Adventure Of The Popkins Family. The Painter's Adventure. The Story Of The Bandit Chieftain. The Story Of The Young Robber. Part Fourth. The Money Diggers. Found Among The Papers Of The Late Diedrich Knickerbocker Hell Gate. Kidd The Pirate. The Devil And Tom Walker. Wolfert Webber; Or, Golden Dreams. The Adventure Of Sam, The Black Fisherman. Commonly Denominated Mud Sam. Enjoy Tales of a Traveler by Washington Irving today!
Sir Timothy Coghlan (1855-1926) was the statistician for New South Wales from 1886. He produced the world's first example of national financial accounts, and is regarded as Australia's first 'mandarin'. His advice was sought by state and federal governments on matters as diverse as tax, public sanitation and infant mortality. In 1905 he took up an appointment as a New South Wales government agent in London, remaining there for the rest of his life. First published in 1918, this monumental book is Coghlan's very personal history of Australia, embracing materials, population growth, trade and land. It combines his long interest in literature, socio-political issues, statistics and finance with his professional interest in demography and fiscal policy. It offers an authoritative and balanced view of both the specific events and general developments in which he was intimately involved.
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