300 pages hardcover with jacket RRP: $29.95 ISBN: 978-1742579597 Published by New Holland Publishers (02) 8986 4700
Aboard his trusty Yamaha Super Téneré, Colin Whelan tracked throughout the Eastern half of Australia to record 50 pubs and their own individual stories. A highly skilled photographer and a man who knows how to use his words, Colin’s exploits make fascinating reading, and as he says, “just as every person in every pub has a story, so too does every pub”. These pubs stretch from South Australia to North Queensland – tiny pubs, big pubs, and everything in between – beginning at Barringun, NSW, population three, where the pub is run by 92-year-old Mary. The book itself is of high quality and the photographs are exceptional, as could be expected from a man who has been the official photographer for the NFL since 1982.