Oasis in the West: Strathfield's First Hundred Years
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (198 pages)
Author: M. Jones
Year: (1985) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Written by Michael Jones in 1985, this history of Strathfield in Sydney's west has been republished on CD in partnership with the Strathfield City Council.
'Oasis in the West' is a celebration of Strathfields first 100 years (1885-1985). The book tells the history of the town of Strathfield in New South Wales from the time when the first free settlers tried to establish farms in 1793, to the date of publication in 1985. It covers information on the railway lines, early pioneers, magnificent housing, the garden city, social diversity, schools and churches, the fight against amalgamation and the survival of a unique and beautiful residential community.
This book provides a detailed history of Strathfield dispersed throughout with many quotes, excerpts and photographs.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
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Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.