PICTORIAL HISTORY: CAMDEN & DISTRICT
ISBN: 978-0-9876067-9-2 (pbk)
Beginning with the search for cattle that had strayed from Farm Cove in 1788 and their discovery at Cowpastures seven years later, Ian Willis charts the history of the Camden district through conflicts between settlers and the Dharawal people, the Macarthur era and the development of the Camden township, to the demise of Camden Park estate after World War II. With much of the district’s agricultural land now being swallowed up by residential development, the book is a timely record of an important slice of Australia’s rural history. The book publishes for the fist time a host of evocative black and white images from the past and includes a select bibliography, a name index and district map.