Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12288
Title: Dray to Steamer: Road Transport Connections between Coast and Tablelands in Northern NSW
Contributor(s): Glencross-Grant, Rex  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12288
Abstract: This paper provides background to the various road transport routes between Grafton on the North Coast and the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales and why the Grafton-Glen Innes line was eventually chosen. The development of the Grafton-Glen Innes link and its evolution through to the contemporary line are discussed along with some unique circumstances and events of that period. Not only was local competition active among towns vying for direct road links, but also competing with the burgeoning rail network, expanding throughout NSW. Eventually rail won out and remained the dominant form of land transport in the area well into the 20th century. However, that win had some losses in other areas, resulting in change to town and population dynamics and patterns of settlement.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Engineers Australia Newcastle Division 2009 Regional Convention - Transport and Communication: Australia's Backbone, Past, Present and Future, Grafton, Australia, 12th - 14th June, 2009
Conference Details: Engineers Australia Newcastle Division 2009 Regional Convention - Transport and Communication: Australia's Backbone, Past, Present and Future, Grafton, Australia, 12th - 14th June, 2009
Source of Publication: Transport and Communication: Australia's Backbone, Past, Present and Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Regional Convention, Newcastle Division, Engineers Australia, p. 89-96
Publisher: Newcastle Division, Engineers Australia
Place of Publication: Newcastle, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl Industrial Archaeology)
090507 Transport Engineering
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 880106 Road Infrastructure and Networks
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36389139
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