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Cooktown’s loss at Pozieres

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.   ALBERT MATSEN  1894 to 29 July 1916. The stretcher bearer asked about the odour in the air. The French answered ”Beaucoup Australie. Fini Pozières.”1 One of these was... READ MORE

The story behind the Cooktown Cannon

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It has long been said that  in 1885, Cooktown Town Council decided  Cooktown needed to be defended against the threat of Russian invasion. A wire was sent to the Premier requesting him to... READ MORE