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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.    
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Forgotten Victims
Forgotten Victims
The story of the Struve Family.  The family were found deceased on the road to the Palmer in 1874. This story has been told in many ways, some correct, some embroidered.  This books relates the evidence of the day and modern day research, to leave the reader to make up their own mind as to what happened. A5 size
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Mary Watson
Mrs Mary Watson
Mrs Mary Watson: "The Heroine of Lizard Island" Researched and written by Jean Stephan. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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The Lone Wolf Returns
The Lone Wolf Returns
Last of the old time prospectors: Sam Elliott learned his mining trade in the rugged mountains of northern New South Wales.  He also learned to live alone and to survive where other would die. In 1937 he saddled his two faithful horses and rode for eighteen months until he reached Cooktown in Far North Queensland.  When Sam found the Palmer River in 1939 he made it is home.  For the next half century he found adventure, mystery, the remains of a bygone era - and gold.  This is Sam Elliott's story revisited and expanded to include the experiences of a lifetime and a gateway to the past. Brilliantly written by John C. Hay and published just months before John passed away in 2017. John had a long association with Sam and his love of the Wild Irish Girl Mine and Battery on the Palmer. John donated the whole production of books to the Cooktown Historical Society, and we are the sole distributors. Book size  16.5 cm  x  24 cm -  328 pages.
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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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. Price includes shipping within Australia. Wholesale prices for bookshops are available. Contact us.  
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