Local Author Book Nook: By Pick, Shovel, Gelignite and Hard Yakka

Local Author Book Nook: By Pick, Shovel, Gelignite and Hard Yakka

By Pick, Shovel, Gelignite and Hard Yakka by Jimmy Harris

If you’re interested in the new Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail, then this handy little volume is for you.

Local historian, Jimmy Harris, provides some fascinating details on the building of the railway line from Many Peaks to Barrimoon (near Monto).

Because the line goes up and over the Dawes Range, six tunnels also had to be included.

As a testament to the workmanship, these tunnels still exist to this day, and visitors can walk, cycle or ride on horse the trail to see them.

The book has lots of photos and stories of the people who lived and worked there.

By Pick, Shovel, Gelignite and Hard Yakka is available for purchase from Gladstone City Library, or for loan from any Gladstone Regional Libraries.

Phone 4976 6400 for more information.