History of The Basin in Book Form

The book is comprised of 15 chapters. Each completed chapter is standalone with its own contents, summary and index. When all chapters are complete, I will create a single contents and index covering all chapters.

The raw information for the book is stored electronically using sophisticated page layout software. At any time the book can be reproduced in a number of formats:

  1. In high quality printed book form. This may be done in limited numbers for special occasions or when the book contents are more stable I may offer printed versions at a low cost.

  2. As a PDF file that can be read on-line or downloaded and read/printed off-line.

  3. CD ROM of everything that I can fit on it.

Currently, only the second format is available as described below.

PDF Format

Each chapter has been created in a popular electronic book (e-book) format known as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) that faithfully reproduces the book layout.

In order to read PDF files, you need a PDF viewer. You can then read the PDF file on-line or first download the file and then read/print the file off-line. Adding a viewer is simple and PDF viewers are available for free on the Internet.

The PDF format is only available as separate files for each chapter due to the large file size that would be required for the whole book. PDF files are optimised for viewing in a browser, PDF viewer or printing on a home or office quality printer. In particular, photographs do not print at their original quality. This is because the PDF files have been optimised for viewing on a browser or e-reader and there is a trade-off between picture quality and PDF file size.

The Contents section of each PDF file is selectable. That is, if you select an entry, the PDF viewer will scroll to the page that contains the entry.

Each Chapter has a “Media Items on the Internet” near the end of the Chapter. Selecting this link opens up a list of items downloadable from the internet. The items include newspaper clippings, documents etc but no photos or maps as yet.

The Book

Click on the “Revision Notes” links for information on the latest changes made for a particular chapter. The file size for each PDF varies depending on the number of pages and the number of pictures.

Chapter

PDF (with pictures)

1. Foundation (43 pages)
Revision Notes

2. Land and Roads (23 pages)
Revision Notes

3. Houses and Camps (25 pages)
Revision Notes

4. Teaching Institutions (37 pages)
Revision Notes

5. Utilities (14 pages)
Revision Notes

6. Religious Institutions (19 pages)
Revision Notes

7. Businesses and Industries (28 pages)
Revision Notes

8. Fire Brigade (31 pages)
Revision Notes

9. Sporting Clubs (29 pages)
Revision Notes

10. Voluntary Organisations (27 pages)
Revision Notes

11. Events 11 pages)
Revision Notes

12. Miscellaneous (8 Pages)
Revision Notes

13. Recreation Reserves and Parks (9 pages)
Revision Notes

14. Scouts and Guides (15 pages)
Revision Notes

15. Timeline (11 pages)
Revision Notes

Master Index

 



Last Updated: August 2017