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.
Join us when we celebrate the launch of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival in Queensland.
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.
What was the connection between the two men called William in the early 20th century at the Maryborough Hospital?
Many people have made an impact on Maryborough's public hospitals. Two of these were Dr William Gilbee Brown and Mr William Halliwell Demaine, both of who made positive impacts on the Maryborough Hospital from around 1918 to 1939.
What was their connection? Join us to find out.
This exhibition examines the often-forgotten stories of the Australian Peacekeepers, both past and present, with objects, images and memorabilia drawn from the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum’s historical collection, as well as from private loans courtesy of individuals in the Gladstone Region community.