Historical information

An adventure novel of 192 pages set in the Kiewa Valley. Allan Aldous also has also written a series of McGowan Books set in different parts of the world.


This book is set in the Kiewa Valley in Victoria where a Mr. Shapley finds new employment on the huge hydro-electric project.

Physical description

Hard cover red book with coloured paper dust jacket that has the title in red at the top and the author's name at the bottom left corner. The coloured picture is of 3 skiers and an aeroplane in the mountains. First Australian Edition 1950

Inscriptions & markings

Inside on front page a certificate has been pasted on: "Presbyterian Church / of Victoria and Tasmania / League of / Young Worshippers / 'Mordialloc' Church / Awarded to / 'Robert Firth' / for attending '47' Sundays / at Church during the Year. / 'Rev. L Hercot' Minister
The second book has "To Mark / Wishing you a Happy/ Birthday / Best Wishes from/ Trevor and Kevin / 19th March 1954"