Battlecamp: Fact or Fiction?
Battlecamp: Fact or Fiction?

Battlecamp: Fact or Fiction?

An investigative review of the events of the First Rush from Endeavour River to Palmer Gold Fields – 1873.

By John and Bev Shay.

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Cannibalism or Murder
Cannibalism or Murder

Cannibalism or Murder: The Fate of the Macquarie Brothers

Researched and written by John Shay OAM and Bev Shay OAM.

A5 size, 77 pages. IBSN: 978-0-646-55069-5.

Published by the Cooktown & District Historical Society, 2011.

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Chinese on the Goldfields
Chinese on the Goldfields

Chinese on the Goldfields

A brief overview of Chinese life on the Palmer Goldfield and in Cooktown, including views of the “celestial Hordes”.

A5, 31 pages.

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Cooktown At War
Cooktown At War

Cooktown At War

Researched and written by Don Sinclair.

A detailed history of Cooktown’s involvement in World War II. Includes full list of units stationed in Cooktown, as well as photos and memories of those who were based here.

A4 size, 80 pages.

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Cooktown Through the Years
Cooktown Through the Years

Cooktown Through the Years

Researched and written by the Cooktown & District Historical Society.

Featuring 200 years of Cooktown’s history, covering events from 1770 to 1970.

A4, 82 pages.

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Endeavour at the Endeavour
Endeavour at the Endeavour

Endeavour at the Endeavour

A day-by-day comparison of Captain Cook’s log and that of Mr Banks, from the time the Endeavour hit the reef to the day they left the Endeavour Harbour.

A5, 36 pages.

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Federation Babies
Federation Babies

Federation Babies

Family details of 52 babies born in Cooktown in 1901.

This book was researched and collated to mark the centenary of Federation in 2001.

A4, 76 pages.

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Mrs Mary Watson
Mrs Mary Watson

Mrs Mary Watson: “The Heroine of Lizard Island”

Researched and written by Jean Stephan.

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On the Palmer Goldfield Track
On the Palmer Goldfield Track

On the Palmer Goldfield Track

The diary of a miner, George Wilcox, who walked from Cooktown to the Palmer Goldfield in 1874 – a three-week journey of hardships.

A5, 26 pages.

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Peninsula Pub Crawl
Peninsula Pub Crawl

Peninsula Pub Crawl – The Hotels of Cape York Peninsula up to 1901

A detailed look at the pubs on the roads and in the settlements on Cape York during the gold rush era, 1873-1900.

Includes a list of publicans’ names and locations.

A5, 63 pages.

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The Clifton Guns & the Cooktown Cannon
The Clifton Guns & the Cooktown Cannon

The Clifton Guns & the Cooktown Cannon – Queensland’s First Artillery  [Sorry, out of print at the moment]

A glimpse of Victorian defence of the colony of Queensland, Cooktown in particular.

A5, 56 pages.

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The Gulflander
The Gulflander

The Gulflander

DVD narrated by Bill Peach.

The story of the Gulflander Railway and the Cooktown Railway. Includes rare footage of the RM53 Railmotor in operation.

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The Rail to Nowhere
The Rail to Nowhere

The Rail to Nowhere – The Story of the Cooktown to Laura Railway

The story of the Cooktown to Laura Railway, which existed from 1885 until 1960. This book is based on The Cooktown Railway, by J Knowles, now out of print.

A5, 35 pages.

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Victor India Charlie
Victor India Charlie

Victor India Charlie: The Wireless Telegraph Station, Grassy Hill, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

Researched and written by Jean Stephan.

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