PROM COUNTRY: A HISTORY edited by Dr Liz Rushen


The Foster & District Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Shire of South Gippsland in the publication of this book.

Prom Country spans the Liptrap Peninsula, through the Corner Inlet amphitheatre to the Welshpool waterways, all with a backdrop of the rollings hills which define South GIppsland. This area has a long and diverse history: of dinosaurs which roamed our ancient landscape, of temperate rainforest lightly touched by the Bratowaloong, through to the gold-hunters, timber-getters, dairy farmers and the more recent arrivals and agricultural activities of the late twentieth century.

Introductory essays by Mary Ellis, Cheryl Glowery and Gary Wallis provide background to the interviews and memoirs by a wide range of people throughout Prom Country: Charlie Nicoll, Charlotte Leischmann, John Pocklington, Alf Lonsdale, Dorothy Williams, Bill Davies, Charlie Snell, F.W. Pilkington, Don Lester, Ken Clemson, A.D. (Dick) Selby, Frank Roberts, Norm Sparkes, Frank Duilio and Nadio Stefani and Graham Whatley.

This collection celebrates the landscape and people of the Prom Country and willl appeal to all those keen to gain a greater understanding of this part of Victoria,

The book was launched on 16 November by Alison Lester at the Foster & District Historical Society, Main Street, Foster.

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15. December 2014 by Howard
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  1. I was wondering if you could tell me if the Prom Country: A History has anything about the Cotter family who lived in Fish Creek during the early 1900’s leaving in early 1940’s. I was thinking of purchasing it for my father. If not, I’m trying to work out where the old Cotter farm was, I think it was on Falls Road, Fish Creek. Could you suggest any other books that might help?

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