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Tankard Books is a small, family-owned and family-operated publishing business, specialising in works of Australian history. Our focus is the history of alcoholic beverages, especially the brewing, distribution and drinking of beer, Australia’s national beverage.
 


 
 
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Bygone Breweries of NSW - Hunter River

 
 
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Bygone Breweries of NSW
The Central Western District
This is the story of beer brewing in the Central Western district of New South Wales, especially in Bathurst, Lithgow and Orange, its most important former brewing centres, but also in about twenty other towns and villages. It covers the time period from the late 1820s, just before the first brewery appeared near Bathurst, until the last one closed at Lithgow more than 125 years later.
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Bygone Breweries of NSW - Hunter River

 
 

Bygone Breweries of NSW
The Hunter River District
This is the story of beer brewing in the Hunter River district, from the beginnings of the industry around 1830 until the sole remaining brewery closed a century later. The story especially concerns Maitland and Newcastle, the district’s most important centres of population.
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Very Good Beer and Ale

 

Very Good Beer and Ale
A strong propensity for making and drinking beer existed naturally among the mainly British people who populated the new Australian colonies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among those colonies, Van Diemen’s Land, later Tasmania, was climatically best suited to the brewing of beer.
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Australia's Ever Changing Forests VI


Australia's Ever Changing Forests VI
Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Australian Forest History. Australian Forest History Society, Edited by Brett J. Stubbs, Jane Lennon, Alison Specht and John Taylor. Part of the Australia's Ever-changing Forests Series.
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Queensland’s Western Afterthought: 150 Years of Ups and Downs
The vast lands of western Queensland comprise a region of diversity, beauty, excitement and romance: majestic red dunes stretching as far as the eye can see under a deep blue sky, gently rolling downs bespotted with colourful wildflowers, the glaucous green saltbush plains and the dark-green foliage of the mangrove swamps, and the crags and shady gullies of the Nicholson River, with their serene waterholes that sustain a surprisingly diverse fauna and flora.
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bmr_s.jpg - 23kb Beer, Mines and Rails: a history of the brewing industry in Queensland to the 1920s by Dr Brett J. Stubbs
This meticulously researched, copiously illustrated and comprehensively indexed work deals with the emergence of brewing in mid-nineteenth century Queensland
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gda_s.jpg - 27kb The Gold Digger's Arms by Dr Brett Stubbs is a local history but with a difference, that being its preoccupation with the socially significant, historically valuable, architecturally interesting, and colourful pub. It is at once a history of the Upper Clarence River district of New South Wales, and the story of its pubs.
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