Top Drawer : WORDS
A: Oral Histories
Bill Bottomley and Ken West and 50 mountain residents. A comprehensive oral history of the Mangrove Mountain plateau. This book has been digitised by Gosford Library Local Studies, and can be accessed by clicking the heading.
An informal oral history of a monument to convict engineering and plans for its conservation, by Bill Bottomley 1996. This book has been digitised by Gosford Library Local Studies, and can be accessed by clicking the heading.
Talking about the past around Yarramalong
Talking about the past around Murrays Run and Watagan Creek
The true story of four car ferries swept down the Hawkesbury River in the floods of 1978
Memories of a Balmain girl
With Zita Deaves and Russell Deaves
B: Working Lives
Retired people talk about their working lives.
A life at Sea, by Bill Johnson.
Vietnam Vet Bruce Fenwick’s story as told to Bill Bottomley.
To Specialise is to Brush One Tooth
Notes from the life of a generalist, by Bill Bottomley:
Some more about music.
C: Other Words
Jazz Players talk about Improvisation
Cruising the Murray in a home-made raft
The Dunny Book (PDF)
SMH Heckler article October 3, 2006
SMH Heckler article January 10, 2011
Two Reviews (PDF)
Bottomley on Bottomley
Confessions of a Transcriber
The case of the runaway ferries
Wigwams & Goose’s Bridles
A Guided Tour Around My Father’s Shed by Lorraine Banks:
How things look to an 80yr-old in 2017