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Publications

 

Publications for sale include:

My pop was a kangaroo ANZAC

This picture book has been written and illustrated for both children and adults.

It depicts the story of William James Wheeler who was one of the original men to leave Wagga Wagga on 1st December 1915 to start the Kangaroo March.

$15.00 + $2.50 pph

Amiens Armitie

Commemorative booklet

A commemorative booklet depicting the travels of the Amiens History Association delegation that travelled to France and Belgium over ANZAC day 2018.

$5.00 + $3.00 pph

The Prince of Wales visits Amiens

Commemorative booklet

A commemorative booklet depicting the visit by the Prince of Wales to Amiens in 1920.

$5.00 + $3.00 pph

Amiens Township tour guide

24 page soft cover A4 size booklet depicting the significant points of interest in Amiens, SE Qld

This tour guide takes the traveller on a tour of the Amiens township, located 20 km West of Stanthorpe, SE Qld, pointing out significant points of interest along the way. Amiens was created as part of the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme as a possible location for soldiers returning from WWI to endeavour to make a living. Amiens was a thriving little community in the 1920s and there are some remnants from that era that the traveller can still see today. 

This project was made possible through funding obtained from the Qld Anzac centenary grants program offered by the Qld government. More information can be found at www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.

$10.00 + $2.50 pph

24 page soft cover A4 size booklet depicting the significant points of interest along the Armistice Way from Cottonvale to Amiens, SE Qld

This tour guide takes the traveller on a journey along the Armistice Way near Stanthorpe in SE Qld. Along the way you will read about the kind of life the returned soldiers endeavoured to make and the hardships they endured. Almost 100 years on, you will read about the remnants in the area dating back to that era and the projects in hand to retain their memory. 

This project was made possible through funding obtained from the Qld Anzac centenary grants program offered by the Qld government. More information can be found at www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.

$10.00 + $2.50 pph

Soldier settlers of the Granite Belt

The Pikedale  Soldiers' Settlement Scheme

Published in 2014, this book culminates seven years of painstaking research into the Pikedale Soldiers' Settlement Scheme, its envisaged intentions for success, and the bureaucratic workings that led to its ultimate failure. 

Price: $50.00 ea +pph. Available from the Stanthorpe and District Historical Society, High St, Stanthorpe.

They came to a plateau

The Stanthorpe saga

This is considered the most well illustrated and factual account of early Stanthorpe and District. Few areas have passed through such definite patterns of change or have had a more colourful and chequered history than the Stanthorpe district. The coming of pastoralists, following in the footsteps of explorer Allan Cunningham, meant the birth of the sheep industry in Queensland... In 1872, another grand era began with the discovery of rich alluvial tin deposits. As supplies of tin dwindled, in its stead, a new industry - the growing of deciduous fruits, destined to be the only one of its kind in the State. Squatters… Tin Mining… Deciduous Fruits (Excerpt from “They Came to a Plateau”).

Price: $20.00 + $5.00 pph

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Recommended reading

 

Further publications that mention the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme include:

Misty Mountain

Stanthorpe through time

Provides an update to Harslett & Royle's highly acclaimed earlier work: They Came to a Plateau. Misty Mountain presents an authoritative study of Stanthorpe's recent history and the attributes of today's multi-cultural and diverse community. Amongst this is an insight into today's wine tourism industry on the Granite Belt. The 431 page book is excellently referenced with a number of attractive and interesting plates. Available in hardcover and paperback.

Echoes of Italian voices

Family histories from Qld's Granite Belt

A captivating glimpse into the lives of people who left Italy’s shores eager to build a better life for their families in a new country. Their stories speak of courage, hardships, perseverance, love, accomplishment and, ultimately, triumph. Generously illustrated with photographs and written in a conversational style, ‘Echoes of Italian Voices’ is compelling reading for anyone interested in understanding the migrant experience.

Acknowledgement is given to the Queensland Government and the Stanthorpe Shire Council for their assistance with this publication through the funding of a Q150 Grant and the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Amiens State School 75th Anniversary

Incorporating the closed schools of Bapaume & Cannon Creek and the history of the settlement of Amiens (1919 - 1994)

A booklet commemorating the 75th Jubilee of the Amiens State School documenting Jean Harslett's earlier research into the establishment of the Pikedale and surrounding soldier settlement areas.

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