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Jim Foley If you'd like to make any comments about this site, tell me about any errors, suggest improvements, provide further information that might be of interest, or just say hi, you can email me at .

I grew up on a sugar cane farm in the Pioneer Valley, only a few kilometres away from the small town of Finch Hatton, and went to high school at Mirani, near the location of the Rawson property Sleepy Hollow. I had never heard of the book Advance Australia! while growing up. I found out about it by chance in the mid-1990s, and eventually got hold of a copy. I liked it so much that I thought it deserved to be better known, so I decided to put some of it on the web. I hope you enjoy it.

Jim Foley, January 2004

October 2015: The original site at which these pages were hosted ceased to exist a few years ago. They have been updated and are now hosted at www.mackayhistory.org, the website of the Mackay Historical Society.


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