Up in the Snowy Mountains for a few days, Coretext director Brad Collis caught up with Adaminaby store keeper Steve Brayshaw to sign a few copies of his best-selling history, Snowy-The Making of Modern Australia. First published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1990, and updated with new chapters over the years, the book has never been out of print and is regarded as a seminal work on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme and the post-war immigration it supported. After a decade being taken up by Tabletop Press in Canberra, a new edition is now published by Coretext Books. And if you happen to be visiting the Scheme or the Snowies, you will come across the Brayshaw name attached to alpine huts and other locations. Steve's descendants were early high country pioneers and synonymous for generations with the famed alpine cattle runs.