Lake Macquarie History

Beryl Mullard - Iron horse and iron bark

Beryl Mullard, the author of Iron horse and iron bark : history of Morisset and district generously agreed to allow Lake Macquarie City Library to digitise and share her seminal work on Morisset and surrounding districts

In the preface, Beryl states "The purpose of this book is to give an insight into the very beginnings of the town of Morisset and the gradual changes that have taken place ... I have stressed the importance of the railway and timber industries, which were linked to each other, to the advantage of both. I could not piece together the history of Morisset without including Cooranbong, Martinsville, Mandalong, Dora Creek, Eraring and Wyee, because their histories are intertwined ...I hope you enjoy my endeavours. I have tried to bring to the fore the difficult situations most of the early settlers experienced ...This book is not a quest for literary glory, it is a labour of love."


Mullard, Beryl 2002, Iron horse and iron bark : history of Morisset and district, Beryl Mullard, Morisset, N.S.W

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