Once Upon A Hume : the traveller's companion
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Once Upon A Hume  - Volume II - continues our journey down the ‘Great South Road’, as the Hume Highway was once known. We follow the original route, moving from personality to personality, catching up with some of the intriguing folk who lived near, or preyed upon, or prospered there, from the earliest days. Few of these folk or features are well-known. All have a story to share.

In our second volume, we learn about:

  • The town clocks of Mittagong, Bowral, and Camden, and the fierce Battles of the Chimes ...
  • The concentration camp at Berrima ...
  • Grace Perry, black swan ...
  • The fabulous 'Sally' of Sally's Corner ...
  • Heroic 'Black Bob' of Black Bob's Creek ...
  • The 'Tank Bank', taking Old Hume towns with a bang ...
  • 'Old Bruce' Lewin, wandering yarnspinner ...
  • The hapless alpacas of Arthursleigh ...
  • The Richter murder mystery ...
  • The Marulan Tiger ...
  • Goulburn's billycart ballyhoo ...
  • ... and such a lot more. True story.

Once Upon a Hume is a travellers’ companion. Anecdotal, informative, and chatty, it peoples the Hume Highway landscape with vivid characters and occurrences, profiles prominences, explains place-names, and makes an absorbing panorama of the passing show. This is the second of several volumes about the colourful humanity who dwelt Once Upon A Hume.

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Paperback, 190 pages, illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome.
RRP $AUD25.00 inc. GST
Postage to anywhere in Australia = $AUD13.80
B5 format 240mm x 170 mm, 1.1 kg
ISBN: 9780992475123