Two stories have been added to this new edition to make twelve beautifully told and entertaining tales of rural life in Western Victoria during the 1930s. Four of the stories centre on the Otway Forest and the Great Ocean Road of that time. The other eight stories tell of farming and community life in the Western District pre-WWII. Many of the author's photographs taken in the 1930s and '40s are included in this edition. Also included are the author's Reflections -- written in his ninety-fifth year. Charlwood tells of the people who influenced and encouraged his writing, and of the experiences and observations that were part of his progression to a published and respected author.