Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer will be launching his sixth book in Wagga tomorrow.
His book Steam Australia – Locomotives that galvanised the nation, examines great steam locomotives in Australian history and features images from the National Library of Australia.
Mr Fischer, who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia, said this will most likely be his last book.
“The book includes many photos that have never been seen by the public before,” he said.
Mr Fischer will be launching and signing copies of Steam Australia on October 8 at 11am in Collins Booksellers Wagga, Baylis Street, until 1pm.
The launch will host special guests including former Riverina MP Kay Hull and Allan Close, who is a direct descendant of the ‘Father of Railways’ George Stephenson.
Join Mr Fischer for a journey through the great tapestry of rail networks to understand how the nation was galvanised with economic growth delivered by steam.