Nick Anchen | Author

Nick Anchen | Author

Nick Anchen | AuthorAuthor and photographer Nick Anchen has a long connection with the Dandenongs. Growing up in the Melbourne suburb of Croydon with the blue Dandenongs looming large in the distance, Nick explored the region by bicycle and foot, and later by car, developing a fascination with the history of the Dandenongs and a deep appreciation of its beauty.

The importance of recording our living history for posterity led Nick to write and publish his first book, Puffing Billy - Spirit of the Dandenongs in 2007.

Puffing Billy Spirit Of The Dandenongs
The Puffing Billy Railway is a genuine living museum. The quaint little train became an institution of the Dandenongs, and closure of the line in 1953 caused a public outcry. The salvation and continued operation of Australia's best loved steam train is a story worth telling. Meticulously researched, this comprehensive, full colour book contains over 200 attractive archival and modern images, covers an array of fascinating subjects, and is an absolute must for anyone with a love of the Puffing Billy Railway and the Dandenong Ranges.

Since then, Ferntree Gully based Nick has written a number of books about the Dandenong Ranges.

Cuckoo 50 Years
A pictorial history of the legendary Cuckoo Restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges. The story of the original cafe built in 1914, called the Quamby, right through to the origins of the Cuckoo and its first 50 years of operation, plus the remarkable story of the Koeppen family.

The Dandenongs
A pictorial history of Victoria's Dandenong Ranges. This comprehensive book explores the fascinating history of the Dandenongs and covers a vast array of interesting subjects. It includes over 250 colour and black and white photographs, and is essential reading for anyone with a love and appreciation of the Dandenongs.

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