I have added these useful links if you are interested in finding more about Mackay, Museums and Historical Societies in North Queensland and other sites which I have used in historical research.

Mackay Links  (click on the logo to go to site)


Look for the links directing to the "A Slice of History" that is broadcast each Wednesday morning at 6.50am on the  morning show.  You will need Real Player to listen to the sound bites for the series on some of Mackay's history.  
Mackay Regional Council provides information regarding all council services.  The have a Local History Room at the Mackay City Library which holds varied items of Mackay's documented history and holds stocks of the early Daily Mercury newspapers on Microfilm
if you are looking at visiting Mackay come here and visit with links to local attractions and accommodation.
Mackay's own daily Newspaper
Jim Foley's new website providing information on the history of Finch Hatton and links to Harold Finch Hatton and the family history.
Website from Queensland Museum.

in 2009 eleven regional museums across Queensland collected stories, images and memorabilia from their community festivals and developed displays to showcase the important place festivals have in their communities.

Other North Queensland Museums

James Cook Historical Museum - Cooktown

Cairns Museum

Mareeba Heritage Museum

Beck Museum & Aviation & Military Collection - Mareeba

Loudon House Museum - Irvinebank

Australian Sugar Industry Museum - Mourilyan

Eacham Historical Museum

Cardwell Telegraph & Postal Office

Museum of Tropical Queensland - Townsville

Townsville Museum

Townsville Maritime Museum

North Queensland Military Museum - Townsville

R.A.A.F. Townsville Museum

Zara Clark Museum - Charters Towers

Bowen Historical Museum

Proserpine Museum

Melba House

Mirani Museum

Sarina Field of Dreams Museum

Nebo Museum

Clermont Museum

Marlborough Historical Museum


Other North Queensland Historical Societies

Cooktown & District Historical Society

Rossville & District Historical Society

Douglas Shire Historical Society - Port Douglas

Cairns Historical Society

Innisfail & District Historical Society Inc.

Eacham Historical Society

Mareeba Historical Society

Tolga Historical Society

Cardwell Shire Museum & Historical Society

Bowen Historical Society

Clermont & District Historical Society

Useful Research Links (click on the logo to go to site)

Collections Australia Network.
Australian cultural heritage collections online. 
Database with most museums galleries and Historical Associations in Australia as well as help guides on museum and collection management.

Queensland State Archives

Research hints and searchable database on holdings

State Library of Queensland

Links to other Queensland websites and searchable databases.

Picture Queensland

Searchable database on historic photos held by State Library and John Oxley Library

National Trust of Queensland

Listing of all historical properties managed by the trust.

National Archives of Australia

searchable databases including photographic collections.

Australian War Memorial

Excellent site for researching former servicemen with several searchable databases.

Internment Net

Searchable databases for cemeteries around the world but only if someone has submitted the details. Many Australian cemeteries listed.

Rootsweb World Connect

Best source for starting on family tree locating those long lost relatives and enables you to list your own family tree. This has been the best source I have found for long lost family contacting you.

LDS FamilySearch

As with Rootsweb but lists the information held by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints.  If you find the records online just order the microfilm through your local LDS church.

Mackay Historical Society and Museum Incorporated 2003-2009.
created 01 March 2003.
last updated 07 December 2009 .
Site maintained by
Glen Hall