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Secrets, scandals and spirits haunt our Railway Hotels

14 November 2017

Author Scott Whitaker is set to bring the history of Queensland's Railway Hotels to life in his upcoming Western Downs Libraries tour.

Author Scott Whitaker is set to bring the history of Queensland’s Railway Hotels to life in his upcoming Western Downs Libraries tour.

This November, author Scott Whitaker is set to uncover the secrets, scandals and spirits that haunt the history of every last Railway Hotel in Queensland, as he brings his tales to the Western Downs Libraries from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 November.

  • One for the history buffs, Scott Whitaker’s Railway Hotels of Australia, Volume 3: Queensland details the rise and demise of 191 Railway Hotels operating across Queensland;
  • Whitaker’s work is close to home, with the historic Dalby, Miles and Chinchilla Railway Hotels making an appearance; and
  • To discover more about Scott Whitaker and his passion for the untold, call Western Downs Libraries on 1300 COUNCIL to reserve your place at a free author visit in your local branch.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said that this is a not-to-be-missed event which promises to delight and inspire readers of all ages.

“If you’re fascinated by history’s mysteries, consider yourself a rail enthusiast, or even if you’re just keen to know more about our hotels and all things colonial, this is definitely an event you should attend,” she said.

“Our libraries love to celebrate the rich history we have in our region, and Scott does a fantastic job of shining the spotlight on some of our region’s lesser-known relics.

“Visit Bell, Moonie, Tara and Miles to meet the author, pick his brain, and listen to some fantastic tales of days gone by.

“We also have lots of fantastic avenues to do your own research, from our non-fiction section to our free Research Databases, access to Ancestry.com and more.”

Scott Whitaker’s author tour is a FREE event, and light refreshments will be provided at each venue. Bookings are essential; to reserve your place, please visit the Libraries website.

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Media Contact:
Cr Kaye Maguire | Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development | 0475 007 555