Peter and Sheila Forrest

Historians & Writers

On the Banks of the Barcoo


On the Banks of the Barcoo

A History of the Isisford District, Western Queensland
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Another title in the authors' series of histories of outback places. 'They are books that remind us that Australia's best stories come from the bush. They are books about times when modern Australia was being made, times when the city and the bush walked arm in arm, with the bush showing the way,' the Forrests say. This describes the natural and human history of the Isisford district through the last 100 million years, giving particular attention to the processes of pastoral land settlement and the growth of the town. The book holds up a mirror in which a dynamic and creative but now vanished Australia can be seen.