Abandon Ghost Towns Book

Submitted: Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:50
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I know there are a few around, these ghost towns that you drive through and no one lives there anymore. But is there a book out there that has a list on them with details on the towns, why they where there, when they got built and abandon?

Just looking for an interesting read and they fascinate me

thanks

crazie
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:55

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:55
Don't know of any book or guides, but yes I also have a fascination for the history of abandoned towns and facilities. You often wonder about what went on there and what the real story was. Some can feel a bit surreal.

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:08

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:08
Ghost Towns of Australia by George Farwell. I think most recent printing was a revised edition in 1980. Haven't read it, so not sure if it is any good.

Try this link:

http://www.booksandcollectibles.com.au/bsearch.php3?bsearch_submit=Search&auth=FARWELL+%2C+GEORGE.&title=GHOST+TOWNS+OF+AUSTRALIA

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:10

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:10
A more recent one is Australian Ghost Towns by Barry McGowan, released in 2002.

Try this link:
http://www.lothian.com.au/more.aspx?ISBN=0734403542
Norm C
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Reply By: Blackie - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:18

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:18
"The Map Shop" in Little Bourke St. in Melbourne has a number of books on ghost towns around Victoria.
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:49

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:49
I have one called "Ghost Towns of the Mountain Goldfields"
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 23:19

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 23:19
I know of a few places....Romsey, Peterborough, Berri....
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 15:04

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 15:04
Romsey is a vibrant hub of activity - we even have a library here now...progress, you just can't stop it...I may just put a sticker up
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 16:11

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 16:11
http://users.netlink.com.au/~maptrap/maplist.htm

If ya want em, Rudi only lives round the corner from my place.
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