Author Deborah Wheeler, is opening up her beautiful historic home, now Grafton Rose B&B. She will talk about her books on forgotten WWI soldiers who were sent to the Kyoomba Sanatorium. Deborah will also talk about her first children's book "My Pop was a Kangaroo ANZAC.
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A significant event in Australian history—the first sustained contact between Indigenous Australians and British Explorers. The area also witnessed the first sharing of languages, the first notating of Indigenous words, the first sighting of the kangaroo, the first conflict and the first steps to reconciliation.
Discover shelf after shelf of products used in an era when the latest technology was a wireless radio, when milk was still delivered by hand in a glass bottle that was washed and returned for reuse and decades of records were handwritten into huge volumes!
Savour the atmosphere of an authentic ‘turn of the century’ village. Enjoy a fascinating journey through history whilst wandering through Miles Historical Village Museum. Discover an amazing array of unique collections showcasing the district’s rich historical heritage - 30 buildings and displays.
Connect with the past at the Hinchinbrook Shire Library through a photographic history of events, places and people. Stroll along the 'Hinchinbrook Way Walk', an ever changing landscape of information and beauty, and immerse yourself in the 'mini Museum', a wealth of local military history.
Discover historic Victoria Barracks and see its stunning buildings, architecture, and view the current exhibition.
Join us for ten days of food, dance, music and talks on history, as well as guided walking tours and tours of buildings. There will be something different each day, including exhibitions and artefact displays.
A static display at the Gladstone City Library will be placed in a display cupboard and will show highlights of our Genealogical Society Gladstone District's history over the past 35 years of operation. The display will incorporate photographs, documents and books.
Join Queensland State Archives' Senior Curator Phil Manning on an intimate tour of the exhibition Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island Prison.
Take the opportunity to visit this grand Lady, an 1891 former convent in the country Town of Warwick.
Explore the incredible Venus Battery in Charters Towers and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful north Queensland goldrush of the 1800s.
The tour includes two short film presentations that explain the process of milling ore and introduce you to some of the ghosts at the Battery.
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of gold - this north Queensland town was built on blood, sweat and toil.
Come on a Charters Towers Ghost Tour and hear tales of tragedy, crime, ghosts and hauntings. It is a fascinating way to explore the town's history.
Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover a town's history. Longreach Cemetery is the resting place for many pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past.
Come on a Longreach Cemetery Tour and hear stories of the Outback - a great experience for those who love history.