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