The Story of Slaters Country Store, Sheffield – Published 2000 (98 pages)
This book traces the story of one of Tasmania’s great country stores throughout its one hundred year history. Located in the centre of Sheffield, the famous Town of Murals on the Northwest Coast. Slater’s Country Store has opened its doors for business all through the constantly changing decades of the 20th Century. The book is much more than the story of a family store and its many staff. It is a social history of how a small country town coped with war and depression, progress and change.
Being deprived of much of its tradional agricultural revenue base, the book concludes with an enterprising community creative enough to find a new source of revenue – tourism which today has the Mural Town of Sheffield throbbing with new life.