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.
Old maps of the area will show the railway lines (now gone). Trove articles will discuss extension of the line from Killarney through to Grafton, NSW. The Via Recta, from Warwick through to Maryvale and Spicers Gap, would have reached Mt Edwards.
Take the opportunity to visit this grand Lady, an 1891 former convent in the country Town of Warwick.
Guided Tours of sandstone St. Mark's (1868) featuring architecture, Pipe Organ, Chime of Bells and William Bustard stained glass windows. Limited chance to 'play the bells'. Rare opportunity to tour the Rectory, plus a Friday evening Twilight event with a string quartet, food included and cash bar.
The Women of Bankfoot House is a special exhibition curated to celebrate the lives and achievements of the three generations of women who called Bankfoot House home.
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.
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.
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.
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.