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On the move : a history of transport in Australia

Author: Margaret Simpson; Powerhouse Museum.
Publisher: Sydney : Powerhouse Publishing, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'On the move' explores the fascinating stories behind the many and varied forms of transport and travel in Australia from basic bullock drays to the high-tech vehicles of the early 21st century. Drawing on the Powerhouse Museum's diverse transport collection, the book gives a unique insight into how different modes of transport were adapted to meet the challenges of distance and isolation across this vast continent.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Transportation - Australia - History.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Simpson; Powerhouse Museum.
ISBN: 1863171010 9781863171014
OCLC Number: 62542599
Notes: Includes index: p. 156-160.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
Responsibility: by Margaret Simpson.

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'On the move' explores the fascinating stories behind the many and varied forms of transport and travel in Australia from basic bullock drays to the high-tech vehicles of the early 21st century. Drawing on the Powerhouse Museum's diverse transport collection, the book gives a unique insight into how different modes of transport were adapted to meet the challenges of distance and isolation across this vast continent.

Find out how Afghan cameleers maintained their pack-saddles to stop saddle sores, how Holden cars cornered the market, how Australian aviators conquered the skies, and why riding in a Cobbn & Co coach could make you feel seasick...

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