DIARY of a CHALLENGE
the building of the Great Western Railway from Penrith to Orange
By Denis J. Chamberlain, 1992.
ISBN: 0 9590393 3 3
This book gives a chronological record of events during the building of the Great Western Highway from 1857- 1877. It tells the story of how the people of the West reacted to some of the Governments unpopular decisions – but also tells the story of how the railway contractors and their navvies had to battle against bureaucracy and the great force of nature.
The book gives names of railway stations along the line with their opening and (often) closing dates.
This book is listed here because it may be of interest to those who are researching people associated with the Bathurst district.
The Family History Group of Bathurst does not necessarily have access to a copy of the publication and makes no claim regarding the availability of the book.
The book may be available at your local library or through an inter-library loan or the book may be available for purchase in Bathurst but not elsewhere. In the last case, the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. may be able to purchase the book on your behalf and post it to you at cost.