Transport and Supply
Early selectors’ accounts of the Northern Rivers often made mention of the difficulty of the terrain, and the impact this had on people’s everyday lives. Trips had to be carefully planned, and could often be cancelled as a result of fallen trees, flooding, land-slips, and other barriers.
By the middle of the twentieth century, major roads had improved the situation considerably, but as Eric Bazzana’s story explains, transport was still central to the region’s ongoing viability. It was also often indicative of broader socio-cultural and economic changes (such as the availability and affordability of cars for changing groups of residents over time).