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Steam, Steel & Speed: 4 Transport, Trade & Travel in Australia 1850s - 1920s

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  • Steam, Steel & Speed: 4 Transport, Trade & Travel in Australia 1850s - 1920s 
    Title: Steam, Steel & Speed: 4 Transport, Trade & Travel in Australia 1850s - 1920s
    Author: NICHOLSON JOHN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/08/2008
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $29.95
    Publishing status: Active

    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 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.In the fourth book in his impressive series, award-winning author John Nicholson shows how the miracle of steam power brought Australia into the mechanical age.Books in the Transport, Trade and Travel series: Songlines and Stone Axes(pre-1788), Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships(1788-1830s), Wool, Wagons and Clipper Ships(1830s-1850s), Steam, Smoke and Speed(1850s-1920s), A Hundred Years of Petrol Power(1900-2000)

    ISBN: 9781741750461
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