This book is about the Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Australia which includes the Berrima District. It gives a chronology of dates and events between 1798-1980 and it tells the story of early exploration, settlement, and industry of the area. This presentation of historical records and series of short essays makes for easy reading or a complete study. A reference book for residents and visitors alike who wish to learn more about the Highlands.
The author is a fourth generation descendant of James McColgan who lived at Bong Bong Village beside the Wingecarribee River during the 1840's, and married Catherine Gannon in Berrima on the 15th November 1850.