||Crossing the divide : a history of Alpha and Jericho districts / Janice Cooper ; maps drawn by Derek Cooper.
Cooper, Janice, author.
||Barcaldine, Qld. Barcaldine Regional Council, 2013.
|| viii, 254 pages : illustrations, facsimils, maps, portraits, notes, bibliography, index, pbk ; 29 cm.
||"This is a fascinating account of the history of the Jericho Shire. With over 800 People named, 86 + Photographs, 55 + Archival Extracts, 24 Maps, Plans and Tables, along with detailed Appendices and Index." -- publisher website.
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The Jericho Shire, formed in 1916, covered 22 888 square kilometres across the Great Dividing Range in central western Queensland and included the rural districts of Alpha and Jericho. While the Range is not geographically significant in this part of Queensland, it did create divisions between the two districts.This history-- of the pastoral industry, of transport and communication and the rural communities, as well as local government -- highlights the roles played by over 800 men, women and children who spent part or all of their lives in the area from early European settlement until the Shire was amalgamated in 2008.