The Rise and Fall of Beltana
A Settlement Study
by Ivan K. Hull
Published By Author, Printed by Specialty Printers,1978, [Revised Edition], ISBN 0959615709, black and white photographs, staple-bound paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“This study was written for use by student attending the Beltana Field Study Centre. It will, however, have a much wider appeal.
Beltana is the Historic Centre of the north of South Australia. Explorers, the pastoral advance, mining, camel transport, the Great Northern Railway, the Overland telegraph, Robert Mitchell of the Inland and John Flynn all have an intimate association with Beltana.
This study is a Settlement Study of the township, how it came to be, how it lived and why it died. It is not the story of pioneers on the land, of dry years and overstocking. The man who pioneered the blacksmith shop and let the Church use his showroom for worship services was as much a pioneer as any man.
Written in 1973, this is a Centenary History.”