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.
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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!
Love letters provide us with a rare and valuable glimpse into those candid moments of two people corresponding in an intimate way. Join us for a morning talk on the importance of letters as historical sources and for the human insights into the past that they provide.
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 a surprising interior in this rare 1903 timber and tin Chinese temple.
The National Trust Brisbane Branch takes you back in time to the glamour of the 1950s at the Elizabeth Street Picture Theatre. Enjoy drinks and canapes on arrival, followed by a wonderful talk by the author of 'What will be worn: A McWhirters Story' and a private screening of 'Ladies in Black'.
Discover historic Victoria Barracks and see its stunning buildings, architecture, and view the current exhibition.
Step back in time to see Gladstone in its early years - its people, its buildings. Hear how Gladstone developed from a small fishing village to a vibrant industrial and recreational provincial city.
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.
Static photographic slideshow displays and written reminiscences will be featured throughout the museum complex. Assistance with enquiries regarding many aspects of Samford's past from our research files will be available.
A gallery exhibition Connecting People, Places and the Past will display a variety of local stories.
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.