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Sugar Mills of Mackay

By Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Published 2008 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Softcover A4 booklet. 72 pages.

The only Historical publication of Mackay to provide brief histories on all the 40 Sugar Mills that have existed in the Mackay Region since the area was settled. Contains many never before published photographs and maps showing locations of the mills.

 

$15.00 + Postage and Handling
Heroes All - Central Queenslanders who gave their lives serving The Empire at Gallipoli.

By Bronwyn Tarrier

Published 2005 by Bronwyn Tarrier

ISBN 0 7316 3739 9

Softcover. 224 pages.

An excellent history of the soldiers from Central Queensland who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915.

$15.00 + Postage and Handling
Cattle Creek Memories

by John Elliott

published 1991 by Glenlyon Press, Ashgrove QLD.

ISBN 0 646 03052 3

Softcover. 60 pages.

A Photographic Record of the last Season of Crushing at Cattle Creek Sugar Mill. Shows many shots of the Mill operations and personalities of the Mill.

$20.00 + Postage and Handling
In their own hands

by Ken W. Manning

published 1983 by Farleigh Co-op Sugar Milling Association Ltd., Farleigh, QLD

ISBN 0 9592350 0 0

Softcover. 328 pages

An excellent research resource detailing the history of Sugar Plantations north of the Pioneer River. Includes detailed histories on the various early Sugar Mills and early identities of Mackay. Detailed history of Farleigh Sugar Mill from 1883 to 1983.

$25.00 + Postage and Handling
Ossie's Story: My Life so Far.

by Ossie Muller.

published 1998 by Ossie Muller, Mackay, QLD.

Softcover. 94 pages.

An inspirational story of the life of local Mackay identity Ossie Muller, vision impaired since childhood and how he overcame adversity and started his own lawn mowing business operating from a trailer on the back of his pushbike.

$18.00 + Postage and Handling
Top Mill in the Valley

by John Kerr

published 1991 by the Mackay Sugar Co-operativeAssociation Limited.

ISBN 0 646 06298 0

Hardcover. 120 pages.

Another excellently researched history by John Kerr on the rise and demise of the Cattle Creek Sugar Mill in Finch Hatton from 1906-1990.

$25.00 + Postage and Handling
A Short History of Mackay and District

by Betty Clark

Published 2003 by by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc., Mackay, QLD.

Softcover A5 Booklet. 43 pages.

A Brief overview on the history of Mackay including topics: Discovery and Early Settlement, The Port of Mackay, Settlement in the Country, Sugar and Mining Industries, Transport and Communications, Tourism, The 1918 Cyclone, Schools and Churches.

$5.00 + Postage and Handling
Mackay Harbour History

by Mackay Maritime Museum

Published 1989 by Maritime Archaeological Association of Mackay Inc., Mackay, QLD.

Softcover A5 Booklet. 44 pages.

A Chronological history of the development of Mackay's Harbours from the wharves in the Pioneer River to the Mackay Outer Harbour Scheme.

$4.00 + Postage and Handling
Pine Islet and the Lighthouse

by Janet Norman.

Illustrated by David Norman.

Published 1991 by Janet Norman

Softcover A5 Booklet. 93 pages

a book aimed at school age children telling stories and history of the Pine Islet Lighthouse with illustrations.

$4.00 + Postage and Handling
Pine Islet Lighthouse

by Janet Norman

Published 2004 by Pine Islet Lighthouse Preservation Society Inc., Mackay, QLD.

Softcover A5 Booklet. 28 pages.

A history on the Pine Islet Lighthouse which was Australia's last operational Kerosene Lighthouse. Details history from construction in 1877 to removal to Mackay in 1986. 

$2.00 + Postage and Handling
Shipwrecks on our Coast No. 1.

by Janet Norman

Published 2006 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc., Mackay, QLD.

Softcover A5 booklet. 20 pages.

Includes stories of some well known maritime wrecks along the coast near Mackay including the SS Singapore, Lady Belmore, SS Geelong, RMS Quetta, SS Yongala

$2.00 + Postage and Handling
Small Ships up our River No. 1

by Janet Norman

Published 2004 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Softcover A5 booklet. 24 pages.

Includes stories of some well known ships that were regular sights on the Pioneer River. Include brief histories on the following boats: Brinawarr, Meta, Mavis, SS Nautilus, Harriett, Bellita,  Alice May, Laura, SS Relief ,Peekay and the Omar.

$2.00 + Postage and Handling
Small Ships up our River No. 2

by Janet Norman

Published 2004 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Softcover A5 booklet. 24 pages.

Includes stories of some well known ships that were regular sights on the Pioneer River. Include brief histories on the following boats:  Tay, Eleanor, Iceberg, Mistral, Pelican, Woy Woy, Islander, Florence, Sunset, Miro and Effie.

$2.00 + Postage and Handling
The 1918 Cyclone

compiled by Betty Clark and Janet Norman.

Published 2004 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Softcover A4 booklet. 62 pages.

Includes contemporary news reports from the Mackay Daily Mercury on the Great Cyclone that devastated Mackay on 20/21 January 1918. Includes photographs of the devastation caused from the Mackay Historical Society Collection.

$10.00 + Postage and Handling
The Spirit of Hospitality - The White Family on Percy Island.

by Janet Norman

Published 1986 by Maritime Archaeological Association Mackay

Softcover A5 booklet. 45 pages.

Chronicles the history of the White family who settled on Percy Island from 1921 to 1964. Stories of survival away from civilisation and how they were hosts to many a sailor for over 40 years to those travelling the Queensland Coast. 

$4.00 + Postage and Handling
The development of the City of Mackay - A Pictorial Time-line.

by Janet Norman

Published 2009 by Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Softcover A5 booklet. 39 pages.

Provides a pictorial Timeline of Mackay's development since 1862. 

 

$5.00 + Postage and Handling

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