Historical information

Chairman of the Victorian Railways, Harold Clapp, established The Victorian Railways Public Relations and Betterment Board as part of a campaign to launch the Spirit of Progress – the first new train constructed during the Depression era. Clapp was an aggressive Chairman of Railway Commissioners who was determined to keep Victorian Railways prospering. This book was a promotion book for "The Gippslander". The Gippslander name has been used for trains in the Bairnsdale corridor since 1954


This book is a useful research tool.

Physical description

A 28 pp paper back book, titled Gippsland and its Lakes and Caves Victoria Australia. The front cover has orange and black print with yellow, green and blue motifs on a white and yellow background. The book has a stapled spine. It contains a short description of each of Gippsland's towns, a centre, double page maap of the region and many b/w photographs.