Words from the Past
Is a historical journey of the literary history of the Darling Downs written by Shirley Chambers.
Words from the Past is a book about writers from the past who have connections to the Darling Downs, and it focuses on the writers’ personal connections with the Darling Downs, their literary achievements and what importance is placed on their works. Many of the writers featured in the book have spent only a short time on the Downs, their experiences inspiring their writing. Others have lived in the region for many years, some their whole lives. Some of the writers included are Steele Rudd, Bruce Dawe, Mabel Forrest, Dorothy Cottrell, and many more from around the Darling Downs.