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.
An introduction to the basic techniques of starting your family history research and growing your family tree.
Take the opportunity to visit this grand Lady, an 1891 former convent in the country Town of Warwick.
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.
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.