Scott Whitaker @ Mandurah Library

Scott Whitaker holding his book and standing in front of the Railway Hotel.

Writers in the Library

Railway Hotels of Australia by Scott Whitaker

This is the final chapter in Scott Whitaker’s study of every Railway Hotel that trades or once traded in Australia. Volume Four of Railway Hotels of Australia covers Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

The book contains a wealth of information on the history of railways across Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania and explores social, economic and political themes that helped to shape the states. Scott will talk about history of the railway as well as sharing tips on research for family, local and state history.

If you are interested in the past, this is a must visit event.

Scott Whitaker grew up in Melbourne in the 1960s and 1970s before being transferred to Queensland with his employer Airservices, then Department of Aviation. After working in Air Traffic Control for over 30 years, he retired a few years ago.

His interests include railways, probably kindled by the stories told by his grandfather who was a locomotive fireman on steam engines during the Second World War, Australian history and travel.

It is these interests that Scott collectively seized upon at retirement as he entered the world of authorship, travelling around Australia, to explore the history of the Railway Hotels of Australia.

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