This area lies about 300km north of Sydney, where the earliest European settlers first arrived in the late 1820s. The Manning River runs through this rugged, isolated terrain, and this was to become the region’s main highway throughout the 19th Century. It is a valley with a rich history, a hidden gem with a rich past, and Max Solling’s latest book tells those stories and more, painting a vivd picture of life before and after settlement, and the people who left their homelands for a new life on the other side of the world. He also tells of the conservation history of the Wingham Brush, the last remnant of ancient wilderness in the region, and details the fight for its survival.
Max Solling is a passionate advocate for local histories whose previous work, a history of Glebe, was released to great acclaim.
Town & Country rrp $59.95