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Steam Boats Articles

With A Hiss And A Roar

The steam-powered Shearer may not have been the first Australian-made car but it is the only one from the 19th century still running.

Spit Bridge

The Spit presents the same vexing challenge as Wisemans Ferry. It seems that when a bridge engineer is confronted with low-lying land on one side of a watery expanse and steep, sometimes sheer, cliffs on the other, there are only two alternatives: put it in the "too hard" basket ( more

Head To Echuca To Beat The Winter Blues

I don't know whether to blame El Nino or La Nina or the Wicked Witch of the West but the current cold snap has Gig Guide hankering for a cosy pub to warm his tired limbs and some music to warm his weary soul.

A City Built On Steam

Maitland is a city whose foundations were built on steam, Greg Ray discovers. And thanks to steam, the district was able to become one of the main drivers of economic growth in the young colony of NSW.

Whittley Makes Splash

IF you've got it, flaunt it, must be the new motto of Australia's Whittley Cruisers after it released a new range of trailable family boats from its American offshoot.