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Meet Nick Anchen author of ‘Whistles Through the Tall Timber’ the captivating story of the Warburton, Powelltown and Noojee railways, along with the prominent timber tramways of the region, from an era when the tall timber was extracted by steam and sweat.

The majestic mountain ranges east of Melbourne contained some of the finest stands of hardwood trees in Australia. To access the timber, a fascinating network of railways and tramways were built. Nick Anchen first ventured into the evocative mountain ranges of the Upper Yarra and Neerim districts as a teenager, where he rapidly became captivated by the remains of the fascinating old railways, tramways and sawmill sites still in evidence. These adventures led Nick to many years of photographing the remains, and recording the social history via interviews with former timber workers and Victorian Railways employees.

Nick has been a railwayman for 25 years, and is currently a V/Line train driver.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 12 June 2024
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03 9800 6462

Where

Yarra Junction Library
1A Hoddle St
Yarra Junction VIC
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