Beryl Mullard published third book, 'Way Back Then: A Pictorial History of Morisset and District including Wangi Wangi and Rathmines'

Beryl Mullard signs copies of her book at its launch in Morisset on Sunday. Picture: Catherine Duffy

Beryl Mullard signs copies of her book at its launch in Morisset on Sunday. Picture: Catherine Duffy

AUTHOR Beryl Mullard has self-published her third historical work on the Morisset district, Way Back Then: A Pictorial History of Morisset and District including Wangi Wangi and Rathmines.

The book is an eclectic mix of previously unpublished photographs and recollections from members of iconic local families such as the Parkers, Lancasters, Heatons, Kildeys and Wynns.

It includes chapters on Morisset’s memorial hall, showground and hospital, Cooranbong, Dora Creek and ‘Brides of Yesteryear’.

And it is rich in surprising revelations and interesting anecdotes.

Mayor Kay Fraser with Beryl Mullard at Morisset Country Club for the launch of 'Way Back Then'. Picture: Catherine Duffy

Mayor Kay Fraser with Beryl Mullard at Morisset Country Club for the launch of 'Way Back Then'. Picture: Catherine Duffy

Ms Mullard said she hoped the book served not only as a record of the district’s past, but as an explanation of the present and future.

“Many times we have heard that to appreciate the present we must visit the past, so what better way than through photographs and the written word,” Ms Mullard said.

“All those wonderful families of earlier years included in this book have left us a legacy in photos of great importance.”

Thirteen years in the making, the new book follows Ms Mullard’s first two publications, Iron Horse and Iron Bark (2002) and That’s the Way Things Were (2003).

The book is available for purchase at Morisset Newsagency for $40.