A mirror of our times
This fine book by noted researcher and author John Birchmeier is a comprehensive account of and tribute to the New South Wales Bus Transport Industry from the early 1900s to today, portrayed through commentary , photographs and story.
The culmination of 18 months solid writing and design, research, and collation of over 250 high quality photos.
The book was written in connection with BusNSW's 75th Anniversary celebrations – in early 1942 the NSW Omnibus Proprietors' Association (BusNSW's antecedent) came into being, the first statewide organisation for bus operators in NSW.
Hard cover 213 pages over 250 photos all colour except where historic B&Ws are used.
published 2017 by BusNSW
How the horse buses transformed Sydney
A very deeply researched elegantly produced in A4 format
128 pp. over 100 photos, mostly B&W but some colour shots of preserved buses, also tickets
Many very interesting historical photos of Sydney and suburban street scenes.
The full story from the very first American-style bus to the latest and largest double deckers, up to the inevitable demise under competition from trams. Some photos show steam as well as electric trams in early service.
Published by Transit Australia 2016
A full study of transport in and to Balmain from the city and nearby suburbs, by ferry, horse bus, tram, private bus and NSW Government Buses.
Many historic photos mostly B&W but the book is printed in colour throughout, so that highlights appear clearly.
Published by The Balmain Association, 2016. Supported by Cobden and Hayson, graphic designers
102 pages, over 50 photos mostly B&W, some in colour. Many maps and press clippings from earlier eras, also tables and line drawings
A satisfying read for both transport enthusiast and historian and as a valuable historical document showing Balmain history from a different viewpoint
A Commemorative booklet produced by the Bus and Coach Association (now Busnsw) to celebrate its 75 years since incorporation as the NSW Bus Proprietors Association, in 1942.
28 pages, all colour except for historic B&W photos, of which there are many, dating from as far back as the early 1900s.
A fascinating pictorial and historical record of private bus operation in New South Wales. There are references to the many hardships suffered by private owners when the NSW Government stepped in in 1932 and nationalised many companies.
Over 100 photos making this a very readable book, of historical value. Great value!
by Greg J Travers
published by Sydney Bus and Truck Museum, 2007. 106 pages
All colour except for B&W historic photos. Many maps and drawings
COMMEMORATING 75 YEARS OF BUS OPERATION BY NSW GOV'T.
the early days of the bus service from hot lunches at the bus depot to accidents throughout the city including a double-decker bus which crashed into Circular Quay the photography is truly well worth a look for both Adults and Children alike.
NEW from respected author John Birchmeier, writer of Saints of Peakhurst, The Blue Buses, Keira Kembla and Around the Lake, The Dions.
The book is beautifully designed and produced: a worthy addition to any transport historian's library.
Martin's has operated bus services for 85 years in the Albury / Lavington area and ventured into coach operation to very high standards.
Route maps, historic timetables and fare charts, vehicle photographs from early 1900s onward.
All colour except historic B&W photos.
Published by John Birchmeier Ⓒ 2013
The history in full of Rutty's Bus Service, Figtree
Highly respected author John Birchmeier has just produced this deeply-researched, prolifically illustrated history of the famous Wollongong bus operator, from 1925 to 2001.
Absorbing stories of the heroic efforts of the bus operators on narrow bush tracks, poorly made and maintained roads, and occasional flooding.
Colour cover with 14 pages of colour photos and a wide selection of B&W photos, as well as many beautifully drawn maps, timetables, destination rolls in colour.
150 pages A4 format
Published by Railmac 1989. 56 pages. over 60 photos, all B&W. Paperback, C5 format
A pictorial view of buses operated by Government authorities in Australia.
(note: not to be confused with "The Government Bus" by the same author).
NOTE: this book is not about foreign buses: every photo was taken in Australia or NZ.
A remarkable book. 135 pages, Over 200 photos all high definition colour. Published 2018 by New Overground Publishing
Elegantly produced, with text in English and Cantonese. English language text is modern, fluently expressed.
Illustrated are new double deckers as supplied to Australian and NZ operators, and many (at least half) are of historic buses from Museums, and some as found in out of the way places.
90% of photos never before seen elsewhere. Something of a first: a book with appeal to both Chinese and English-speaking readers.
A researcher's dream. 646 books described which have been published about NZ transport history
Listings cover the years from 1871 up to year 2000. Guidance is given as to how to find and purchase the book listed.
Year of publication
Illustrated on some pages B&W. published 2000 by author
106 pages A very impressive work of diligent compilation