Winners, Losers and Also-rans

This Volume of The Pick explores the stories of people who have differing luck or experiences. Some convicts rose to prominence and earned their place in the colony while others met untimely deaths while working on the Road. Some of the noted individuals include John McDougall, Edward Hawkins, Patrick Doolan and Daniel Holland.

Settlements and Villages

This Volume of The Pick is centered around the Settlements and Villages that were connected with The Great North Road. Some of the significant places included Bucketty, Wollombi, Five Dock, Wisemans Ferry and Ten Mile Hollow.

The People of the Great North Road

This Volume of The Pick focuses on some of the individuals and groups associated with the Great North Road, from its early beginnings through to modern day. Some of these notable characters include Thomas Budd, Reverend Mr Sharpe, Andrew Murray, and McFarland.

The Road, the Road Builders and its Neighbours

This Volume of The Pick focuses on the Great North Road’s story, and the people who built it and lived by it. It provides insights into the life of a Road Gang, some of the convicts on the Road Gangs, and the tools they used. It also explores the lives and legends of those who lived and replied on the road such as Solomon Wiseman.

Surviving the Great North Road

This Volume of The Pick focuses on survival along the Great North Road. Survival encompasses many aspects, including food, water, shelter and mental health. The Volume also explores some revealing insights into the smells that would have existed, the health of convicts, graffiti, and the place names that have survived with the Great North Road.

Scandals, Crime and Corruption along the Great North Road

This Volume of The Pick reveals some of the criminal activity and scandals that occurred in the colony along the Great North Road. The articles explore stories of murder, abduction, rape, robbery, political games, bushrangers, and runaway convicts. There is even mention of modern day crimes involving theft of historic stones on the Great North Road.

Ferries and Punts

This Volume of The Pick reveals much about the history and significance of the ferries that were associated with the Great North Road. This Volume also explores accidents, management and control issues, as well as providing unique personal accounts.

The Women of the Great North Road

This Volume of The Pick explores the stories of many interesting women who have been connected with the Great North Road from its earliest days until now. Some of these women include Eliza Dunlop, Sophia Budd and Molly Morgan. The modern women of the Great North Road then provides insight into how the Road still plays a major role in the daily lives of these local women.

Evidence

This Volume of The Pick is based around historical and physical evidence associated with the Great North Road. Some of the examples include Wagons, Carts, Timber Carriages, Blasting, Quarrying, Culverts and Simpsons Track.