From the saddle horse to the motorcar, the cheap tram to the paddle
steamer, and the express train to the modern jet aircraft, this account
chronicles the fascinating history of transportation in Australia.
Demonstrating how European settlements and technologies impacted the
means of travel—Aborigines previously journeyed by foot or in canoes
made from eucalyptus trees—this lavishly illustrated record interweaves
facts and anecdotes to portray the development of transport Down Under.
About The Author
Robert Lee is an associate professor at the University of Western Sydney. He is the author of Colonial Engineer: John Whitton (1819-1898) and the Building of Australia’s Railways and The Railways of Victoria 1854-2004.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: October 2010
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 21.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.315