The Cooktown History Centre has a growing collection of images pertaining to Cooktown and district, including the Palmer goldfields, which numbers about 9,000.

They date from 1873 to present day, as well as watercolours done by members of Philip Parker King’s expedition in 1819 and the Rattlesnake crew in 1848.

Here we present a sample of our images. Copies of our images are available for sale. Most are held on CD or DVD and also on hard drives. If you can’t see what you want here, please contact us with your query.