The Overland – A Social History

By John Wilson

To be released 28 June 2020

The Overland - A Social History, 190 pages, hard cover, colour throughout, extensively illustrated, index and references. What is a Social History? It is how one train changed the lives of the people and responded to the needs of the populations, particularly the people of Victoria and South Australia. It was a significant catalyst in the Federation of the Australian colonies. It has connections to football, the Temperance movement and the Sabbatarian movement. It reflects the human connection to the railway, humour and poetry.

$65.00 (Postage available within Australia)

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Purchase Information

Recommended Retail Price $78 plus $15 postage. Applicable within Australia only.
Special pre-publication offer is now open, applicable within Australia only.

This pre-publication offer expires on 30 April, 2020.

Purchase book only, and to pick up at the book-launch at the National Railway Museum on Sunday 28 June 2020, or from the Bookshop at the National Railway Museum within 2 weeks thereafter. Books may also be picked up from my home at Banksia Park at a mutually convenient time.

Pre-publication price of $65.

We are also pleased to offer a special pre-publication offer, open to 30 April for two books. This offer extends to two copies of The Overland – A Social History and may be attractive where there are two customers or if one of the books is intended as a gift. This offer also allows customers to purchase one copy each of The Overland – A Social History, and the previous release, Bob’s Railway.

Purchase two copies of The Overland – A Social History $120.00

Purchase one copy each of The Overland – A Social History and Bob’s Railway $120.00.

Offer for two books $120.

Please note that with the two-book offer, the postage for two books travel for the price of one. This is a very attractive offer.
Separate pricing arrangements apply to libraries and bookshops.
A set of page proofs of the content, as completed to date, has been supplied to the bookshop at the National Railway Museum and is available for inspection. This proof material will be extended over the coming weeks as the material is completed. These pages have been printed on a home printer and are not of the high definition that will appear with the finished product.

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