Graeme Barrow

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Graeme Barrow is an Australian author best known for his bushwalking guide books and books on local history. Almost all his 28 books have been self-published through his business, Dagraja Press, established in 1977.

He was born in Greymouth, New Zealand, on 16 June 1936 and received an education of sorts with the Marist Brothers, leaving school at 15 1/2 years of age. He became an apprentice hand compositor on the local newspaper, the Greymouth Evening Star, and later when he was 17 or 18 began writing articles for the paper while still an apprentice. He was encouraged by the editor George Gaffney and, following his interest and involvement as a player in the sport, became the paper's cricket writer. Graeme would cover local games played at weekends and write his reports on Sunday evenings. These were based on the match he had played in and on scorebooks he collected from other games, and published in the following day's paper.

About the time his apprenticeship concluded and he became a tradesman Barrow noticed an advertisement for a junior reporter on the Ashburton Guardian, published in the small town of Ashburton, south of Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island. He applied for the position and was appointed, taking up the job in January 1957.

In 2006 he won the non-fiction section of the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards for his book Unlocking History's Secrets.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Canberra's embassies, Graeme Barrow, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1978, ISBN 0-7081-1060-6
  • The bushranger papers, ed. Graeme Barrow, Canberra & District Historical Society, 1979, ISBN 0-909655-06-5
  • Canberra region car tours, Graeme Barrow, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1981, ISBN 0-7081-1087-8
  • 25 Family Bushwalks in and around Canberra, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1981, ISBN 0-9596877-1-8
  • John Gale's Brindabellas and Australian Alps, ed. Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1985, ISBN 0-9596877-2-6
  • Walking the South Coast - Tracks from Nowra to Eden, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1986, ISBN 0-9596877-3-4
  • Exploring Namadgi and Tidbinbilla - Day Walks in Canberra's High Country, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1987, ISBN 0-9596877-4-2
  • Walking Canberra's Hills and Rivers - with an excursion to the Googong Foreshores, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1989, ISBN 0-9596877-5-0
  • Riding Canberra's bike paths : a commuter/tourist cycling guide, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1990, ISBN 0-9596877-6-9
  • Old Bungendore : changing times in an Australian village, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja, Canberra, 1991, ISBN 0-9596877-8-5
  • Walking the South Coast : tracks from Nowra to Eden, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1993, ISBN 0-9596877-9-3
  • Canberra's historic houses : dwellings and ruins of the 19th Century, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 1998, ISBN 0-9587552-2-1
  • Namadgi & Tidbinbilla Classics, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2000, ISBN 0-9587552-3-X
  • Walking from the mountains to the Sea, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2002, ISBN 0-9587552-5-6
  • 30 Family Bushwalks in and around Canberra, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2002, ISBN 0-9587552-4-8
  • Terror and the Scenic Coast, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2004, ISBN 0-9587552-6-4
  • Unlocking History's Secrets, Graeme Barrow, Dagraja Press, Canberra, 2005, ISBN 0-9587552-7-2

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