Steam Steel and Speed

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Description

The fourth book in John Nicholson’s fascinating series about Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia takes us back to the days of Australia’s industrial revolution, with steam-powered railways, mines and factories speeding up travel and production of goods.
How did steam power change Australia?

In this book, you can read about

* paddle steamers trading up and down the nation’s waterways

* steam-powered factories churning out everything from biscuits and sweets to rock drills and iron ships

* new railways stretching out from ports and cities, slashing travel times

* all kinds of new jobs, for fettlers and firemen, puddlers and pumpers, barge-masters and billy-boys

* the Hobnail Express, the Tea-and-Sugar Train and the Railway Songster

Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg