Goldfields of South Australia
This report provides a general account of the location and early history of gold occurrences in South Australia, prior to the opening of Olympic Dam. This information has been compiled†from published and unpublished departmental reports, mine summary cards and early newspaper clippings. There is no reference to new prospects of the Central Gawler Gold Province of the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province.
Produced by the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy includes descriptions of all known goldfields in South Australia with detailed maps of each (excluding those previously mentioned).
Updated and reprinted September 2009.
The Nullarbor Plain - A History
In The Nullarbor Plain - A History, the author Neville Collins examines, in a readable format, all aspects of that vast area bordering the Great Australian Bight which separates the eastern states from Western Australia.
The book is complemented by numerous historical and contemporary photographs, most of which are in colour. The Nullarbor Plain - A History is recommended reading for persons travelling, or intending to travel over the Nullarbor, or anyone interested in the Australian landscape.
Field Guide to the Kokoda Track - An Historical Guide to the Lost Battlefields.¬† Bill James.¬†
For those wishing to fully understand the history of the Kokoda Track, this book will be of great interest. For those intending to undertake the gruelling trek, it is essential reading.
Bill James gives a fascinating description of the Kokoda campaign, relating it to the Track as it is today and as it was during World War II.¬†Photographs and diagrams, both historical and contemporary, illustrate this easily readable book. Includes a 1:100,000 scale¬†waterproof map.¬†510 pages.¬† $34.95
Len Beadell - End of an Era
As usual, it was hard work and rollicking adventure for the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party as they surveyed and built their last three highways across the deserts of Central Australia.