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KNAPMAN, LEONIE - Glen Davis in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales  A Shale Oil Ghost Town and its People 1938-1954

Title: Glen Davis in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales A Shale Oil Ghost Town and its People 1938-1954
Description: Halstead Press, Ultimo, NSW, Australia, 2010. Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and endpaper maps; 270pp., with full-colour and monochrome photographic illustrations. New. The town of Glen Davis nowadays is a ruin, a ghost town nestled and forgotten within the remote Capertree Valley. However, 60 years ago it was a bustling hive of activity, the home and livelihood of thousands of miners, industrial chemists, engineers and their families, and the businesses which supported their lifestyle. Built upon one of the richest oil-shale deposits in the world, Glen Davis was, at one time, the backbone of Australia's pioneering industrial infrastructure. Over time though, federal policy shifted and pushed the town into the shadows; wartime restrictions and rationing brought the death knell and the settlement was abandoned by those who felt that they had been as equally abandoned by the economic counsellors of their day. This is the complete history - social, industrial and political - of this lost town by someone who knew the place and grew up there as one of its citizens.

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Price: AUD 55.00 = appr. US$ 38.05 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 85006


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