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!
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.
Travel back in time to a 135 year old general store which brews, bottles and labels beer the old fashion way. Experience how your ancestors shopped and interacted with the business owners and listen to tales told of the shop's heritage and also the local area history.
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 author Matthew Wengert as he discusses his book, 'City in Masks: How Brisbane fought the Spanish Flu', with research drawing on Queensland State Archives' records.
Bankfoot House was established in 1868 as a stop for Cobb and Co. on the Brisbane to Gympie goldfields route. Experience the stories and view the collection of photographs, documents, furniture, household and personal effects which provide a glimpse into early life on the Sunshine Coast.
Our dance will capture the feeling of a dance from 1819. Everyone in early colonial Australia knew how to dance, from the governor through to the convicts. Here's a chance to experience how they did it, and how it had the power to connect, not just within the community, but to their own heritage.
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.
Explore the darker tales of Longreach's past on this fascinating evening tour of the town's cemetery.
Your guide will lead you through an unforgettable experience on this 75 minute tour. Cemeteries tell us so much of the history of an area - and Longreach's outback past has its share of tragedy.