Historical information

This booklet was issued as a tourist advertising/promotion for the Gippsland Lakes and Buchan Caves. It was most likely printed in the early 20th Century. This promotion also includes associated areas such as Lake Tyers, Cunninghame (Lakes Entrance), Nowa Nowa, Sale, and Bairnsdale. An early tourist promotion for East Gippsland, focussing on Melbourne tourists travelling to Sale or Bairnsdale by train, and then by steamer or coach.


An example of an early tourism promotion.

Physical description

A booklet of 103 pages, printed in b/w. The cover is a dk. red paper with gold print, quite fragile. The book contains b/w photographs, advertisements, time tables for trains and steamers travelling through the Gippsland Lakes from Sale to Cunninghame (eg. SS JCD), also a map of the steamer route.

Inscriptions & markings

To the Gippsland Lakes and
Buchan Caves
(Written by Frank Whitcombe, and Illustrated by H D Bulmer and N J Caire).
Issued by The Cunninghame Progressive Association.
J R Coate (President), Alfred Nation (Hon. Secretary),
Committee - W S Barke, P Harbeck, E J Wyld, T Roadknight