After many years of research The Book is Here – Penrith: The Makings of a City was officially launched on 7 March 2014.
The book is an authoritative account of the City’s history to the 21st century and a companion volume to the 1988 Council-funded Dharug and Dungaree: The History of Penrith and St Marys to 1860.
Author of the new volume, Penrith City Library’s Information Librarian Lorraine Stacker, said the new historical account acknowledges the strength of the people of Penrith and their faith in their community.
The publication encompasses the history of all the districts, villages and towns that make up the City of Penrith. The city-wide range is from Colyton and Oxley Park in the east, to Emu Plains in the west, Wallacia, Luddenham and Kemps Creek in the south and Agnes Banks and Berkshire Park in the north – 404 square kilometres!
Penrith: The Makings of a City is 472 pages and contains 193 images, with a combined 31-page index of both volumes. It also has a comprehensive bibliography for further reading and a chronology of historical events.
The book is available at Penrith City Library’s various branches and Council’s service desks for $35.