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Title: Dray to steamer: Road transport connections between coast and tablelands in northern NSW
Contributor(s): Glencross-Grant, Rex  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: This paper provides background to the various road transport routes between Grafton on the north coast and the Northern Tablelands of NSW, 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: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 7(2), p. 129-136
Publisher: Engineers Media Pty Ltd
Place of Publication: Crows Nest, Australia
ISSN: 1448-8388
Field of Research (FOR): 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
090507 Transport Engineering
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 889999 Transport not elsewhere classified
880199 Ground Transport not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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