Shady Acres by Lesley Muir


Hardback, 25.5cm x 19cm, 320 pages, 92 illustrations (some colour), 39 maps and plans, comprehensive reference notes and index.

The Royal Australian Historical Society, the Madden Family and Halstead Press are pleased to announce the long awaited publication of Lesley Muir’s investigation into political corruption, developer donations and the impact of powerful lobby groups on the design and construction of Sydney’s metropolitan railway and tramway network in the 19th century.

With an introduction by Elizabeth Farrelly, ‘Shady Acres’ foreshadows the transport shortcomings that the city and its suburbs endure today.

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