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Cowra on the Lachlan / edited by Joan Marriott.
Call No: B4.794/1/2
Author: Marriott, Joan. ; Cowra and District Historical Society ; Cowra (N.S.W. : Shire). Council ;
Publisher: [Cowra, N.S.W.] : Cowra Shire Council in conjunction with Cowra and District Historical Society, c1988.
Subject: Cowra (N.S.W.) - History. ; New South Wales - local history ; Australia - New South Wales ; Cowra (N.S.W.) ; History. ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: 336 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 28 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 328.
Public Note: Donated by Campsie Library
Summary: A history of the settlement at Cowra Rocks since 1815. Determined to captialise on the rich river flats and the surge of prospectors who forded the Lachlan at Cowra Rocks, squatters and settlers, pound keepers and police, teamsters and teachers, clergy and correspondents, farmers and farriers, mothers and medicos, wrote the first chapters.
One century later, the citizens of Cowra were catapulted into world history when, in 1944 it was the scene of the biggest prison break in history.
The Cowra's War Cemetery, Japanese Gardens and Cultural Centre are monuments.

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