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The Queenslander By iAN DERRICK
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World War Two is over and North Queensland is yawning its way back to normality. The name and exact location of this town is not important except it is somewhere on the coastal side of the Great... More > Divide. By small it is not a one horse town - but too under populated to score a red dot on the map and be classified as a city. Big enough to boast a Mayor – a Shire Council – a meat works – small port – a river plus a creek - a railway workshop – say ten pubs – a public hospital and library – a cemetery - two department stores – banks – a hardware business plus numerous small enterprises. Oh yes, it also has a dominate Catholic Church, complete with a Bishop to cater for the spiritual needs of a large but mainly rural diocese and a Church of England house of worship that is content to accept its prelate guidance from somewhere further South. The only other religious persuasion of any consequence is the somewhat less patronized Presbyterian denomination.< Less
The Queenslander By iAN DERRICK
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World War Two is over and North Queensland is yawning its way back to normality. The name and exact location of this town is not important except it is somewhere on the coastal side of the Great... More > Divide. By small it is not a one horse town - but too under populated to score a red dot on the map and be classified as a city. Big enough to boast a Mayor – a Shire Council – a meat works – small port – a river plus a creek - a railway workshop – say ten pubs – a public hospital and library – a cemetery - two department stores – banks – a hardware business plus numerous small enterprises. Oh yes, it also has a dominate Catholic Church, complete with a Bishop to cater for the spiritual needs of a large but mainly rural diocese and a Church of England house of worship that is content to accept its prelate guidance from somewhere further South. The only other religious persuasion of any consequence is the somewhat less patronized Presbyterian denomination.< Less
60 Years in Queensland By J.T.S. Bird
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John Bird began writing these articles for “The Morning Bulletin” in 1923, 60 years after his arrival into Rockhampton on the Beejapore. These articles greatly expand the history written... More > in his earlier book “The Early History of Rockhampton.” This volume includes his journey on foot to and from Peak Downs, and his description of life on the gold fields of this early time. There are, as well, some 72 biographies of individuals who resided in the Rockhampton in the 1860s. This book has been compiled and published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the separation of Queensland from the colony of New South Wales. On the 10th December 1859 the state of Queensland was established with Brisbane as the seat of Government. The date on which this event is now celebrated is 6 June – known as Queensland Day.< Less
Isabel Olson Queensland Genealogy By Janel Inez Queensland Kaster
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The ancestors and descendants of Isabel Olson Queensland. This book explores the family history of the Olson / Oliverson family with photos and stories. It traces the ancestors of Isabel... More > "Ida" Sophia Olson and the descendants of Ida and her husband, Chris Queensland.< Less
Isabel Olson Queensland Genealogy By Janel Inez Queensland Kaster
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This book explores the family history of the Olson / Oliverson family with photos and stories. It traces the ancestors of Isabel "Ida" Sophia Olson and the descendants of Ida and her... More > husband, Chris Queensland.< Less
Queensland Off the Beaten Track By Gail Kavanagh
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Queensland Off the Beaten Track is a guide to out of the way towns and villages in Queensland that have unique traditions and quirky folklore. Whether you plan to visit or prefer to travel in your... More > armchair, it is packed with history and stories about some of Queensland's most interesting places and characters.< Less
Queensland Off the Beaten Track By Gail Kavanagh
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Queensland Off the Beaten Track is a guide to out of the way towns and villages in Queensland that have unique traditions and quirky folklore. Whether you plan to visit or prefer to travel in your... More > armchair, it is packed with history and stories about some of Queensland's most interesting places and characters.< Less
Queensland's St. Helena Island By James M. Gray
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The St Helena Penal Establishment was situated on a small Island in Moreton Bay, some 5 km from the mouth of the Brisbane River, covered approximately 88 hectares above the high water line and was... More > one of the loveliest islands in the bay. The elevated tableland on which the prison was built looked like a large rugged block of ruby and emerald rising out of the sea. Its steep chocolate brown patches of rich soil,bordered with green fields of cultivation and bases of grass and shimmering sand provided a striking first picture of the island. It has had a fascinating history from the time it was first discovered; but its most important period began when it became a high-security colonial prison in 1867. The overcrowding of Brisbane's gaols resulted in the conversion of buildings originally intended for a quarantine station on St. Helena Island, into accommodations for prisoners convicted for a wide variety of crimes.< Less
The Golden Madness : Writings From The Queensland Gold Rush. By James Moylan
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INCLUDING: My Life on a Tropic Goldfield. BY J. H. BINNIE 1944. A Visit to Queensland and her Goldfields BY CHAS. H. ALLEN. 1870. Reminiscences of Queensland 1862 - 1899. BY W. H. CORFIELD. 1921.... More > Advance Australia BY THE HON. HAROLD FINCH-HATTON 1886. Mining & Separation in North Queensland. BY ALECK J. IVIMEY. 1888. The Black Police of Queensland BY EDWARD B. KENNEDY. 1902. Reports and Extracts on the Orchid P.C. Gold Mine 1886. A Short History of Mining in the Clermont Area BY HERB SMITH. Teansters' Tales of Eungella Pioneering Trips MACKAY DAILY MERCURY. 1947. Forty-Five Years in North Queensland. 1861 - 1905. BY W.R.O HILL. 1907. The Development & Progress of Mining in Queensland. BY WILLIAM FRYAR. (INSPECTOR OF MINES) 1895.< Less
The Golden Madness: writings from the Queensland Gold Rush By James Moylan
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This volume contains a small selection of my favorite writings relating to the gold rush period in Queensland. I hope to provide the reader with a glimpse of the everyday topics and events that were... More > of interest to the pioneer miners in the north of Australia. By largely avoiding sterile historical accounts in favor of primary texts in which personal opinions and first person observations are unselfconsciously expressed I endeavor to provide a sense of the social complexities of this era. The ‘common sense’ of this period is not our common sense. Many of the sentiments and prejudices expressed are jarring to a modern sensibility. Racist attitudes are unambiguously expressed. Empire is a stolid reality. Women are inferior to men. The ‘great chain of being’ provides an all-encompassing teleology by which all things under heaven might be ordered. Please enjoy a journey to the strangest land of them all – the past. James Moylan Researcher & Author< Less

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