Kapana Press

48 Rosstrevor Ave, Briagolong Vic 3860
ABN 22-044-103-225

Linda Barraclough
03-5145 5290,  Mobile 041-857 3828

Debbie Squires 03-5152 2378 (A/H)  

Publishers of

Gippsland Heritage Journal

The Gap facsimile series

Kapana Press is a community-based local history publisher, specialising in works about
Central and East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.  

Finding Your Families: Genealogical Resources in the Shires of Wellington and East Gippsland. by Linda Barraclough and Debra Squires. 40 pages, information and geographic listing for those searching for their families. Includes a listing of all known towns and available records for each, genealogical and historical societies, schools (open and closed) and much more. The essential field guide for those researching from outside the area. $7.50  

Butlers 1866 Woods Point and Gipps Land Directory. 104 pages. This facsimile of Gippsland’s first commercial directory features 19 pages of early Gippsland retailers and lists over 3,000 Woods Point and Gippsland residents in both town and alphabetical listings. A sample page can be seen HERE.
Hardcover $15.00, paperback $9.00.  

Steps in Time: A Gippsland Chronology to 1899 by Linda Barraclough and Debra Squires. 32 pages. A time line from before European settlement. Excellent for placing family history in context. $6.00.  

Monumental Memories: Sale Cemetery by Glenys Wain, Kylie Rhodes and Linda Barraclough. 40 pages plus map. A guide designed to ‘walk’ the reader around one of  Gippsland’s oldest cemeteries. Biographies of more than 100 of those buried are included. $7.50.
(Temp out of print)

Monumental Memories: Bairnsdale Cemetery by Tim Gibson. 40 pages plus map. The second book in the series, this guide is to the Bairnsdale cemetery, which includes a significant Chinese area. $7.50.  

Bairnsdale Courthouse: A Centenary Reflection by James O’Connor. 48 pages. A lively account of the construction of this architecturally important building. The original plans and previously unknown photographs have been included, along with details of early court cases. $9.00  

Briagolong Mechanics’ Institute: More than a Place of Amusement by Linda Barraclough and Dorothy Watt. 32 pages. The Institute was placed on the Register of the National Estate in 1986 and is a building of great character. The first section was built in 1874, and is believed to be the oldest operating Mechanics’ building in Gippsland, and contains a significant historic library. Includes a surname index and reproductions of the pioneer photographs displayed in the hall. $6.00  

Postage: Please add $1.50 per book, up to a maximum total of $4.50.  

Out of Print titles

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Last update: 17 Mar 2005