Author(s): James Affleck (Editor)
Soldiering On: Caramut and the Soldier Settlement Movement is a compilation of stories of the soldier settler families in the area who sent their children to Caramut State School from 1949 onwards. The first estate was Boortkoi in December 1948, followed by other estates over the next ten years or so, Nareeb Nareeb (December 1948), Chatsworth House (1949), Hopkins Hill (1951), Yamba East (mid 1952), Caramut North No. 1 (1956), then Caramut North No. 2 (1956), Barwidgee (1957), and The Gums (1959).In 1988 as a Bicentennial project the Caramut History Group compiled a history of Caramut, known as Plenty of Possums. Plenty of Possums is included in this new publication as it describes the history of Caramut from the time of John Muston, virtually up to the time of the arrival of the soldier settlers in the Caramut district and leads into this later history. Soldiering On features a timeline, individual listings and stories on each of the settlement areas, the station properties from which they were carved, the families who took up the blocks, the community activities and local characters.