Echoes From The Mountains: And History Of The Omeo Shire Council

Echoes From The Mountains: And History Of The Omeo Shire Council

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title. Author: A.M. Pearson Format: Hardback Number of Pages: Echoes From The Mountains is a book by A.M. Pearson, published by Omeo Shire Council in Omeo in 1969. Nestled high in the hills of the Great Dividing Range, Omeo Shire in many ways is unusual-in fact many of its attractive features make it unique. Stretching from the outskirts of Bruthen in the south, through to It. Hotham, Mt. Bogong and Mt. Wills, to the New South Wales border at the Indi River, and bound on the east by the Timbarra River, it presented a problem to historians. Its sharply varying altitudes give...

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: A.M. Pearson

Format: Hardback

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Echoes From The Mountains is a book by A.M. Pearson, published by Omeo Shire Council in Omeo in 1969. Nestled high in the hills of the Great Dividing Range, Omeo Shire in many ways is unusual-in fact many of its attractive features make it unique. Stretching from the outskirts of Bruthen in the south, through to It. Hotham, Mt. Bogong and Mt. Wills, to the New South Wales border at the Indi River, and bound on the east by the Timbarra River, it presented a problem to historians. Its sharply varying altitudes give it unusual geographic character, and extremes in climatic conditions. Anxious to record an accurate precise of its history, and at the same time compile an interesting and historically authentic background of settlement in the shire, council was delighted to commission Mr. Mervyn Pearson, M.B.E, to write "Echoes from the Mountains" as he named it. The author spent a third of his life as a shire councillor at Omeo. On six Occasions he was Shire President, and SO ideally equipped to handle the responsibility. He was involved in many months of research among libraries and studied the minutes of every council meeting since 1872. Before telling the story of early Gippsland explorers, who passed through Omeo on their way south, the book describes tribal life among the aborigines of the area. From the pick, shovel and wheelbarrow days of road construction in some of Australia's most difficult terrain, the author has dealt with the introduction of the Country Roads Board, and the building of highways, main, forest, and now tourist roads. First Edition. Condition: Good. Dust jacket: Good with some general shelf wear. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. May also contain a few markings such as previous owner's name, short gifter's inscription or light stamp. Map included.
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