The Early History of Rockhampton


Cat No.:   AU4009:

A fine account of the early years of Rockhampton, revised and reprinted in 1904 from articles that appeared in 'The Morning Bulletin' and 'The Capricornian'. A glance at the Contents below will show how wide ranging this book is.

This book is particularly valuable as the original articles on which it is based were compiled while many of the pioneers were still alive. Though, in some instances the history of people and institutions has been brought up to date [1904], the articles have been largely confined to the story of the town up till 1870.

This searchable CD opens up for the first time the wealth of information in this important record. The original book did not even have an index!



Arrival of the Archers

The Canoona Rush

Building and Establishing the Town

Town and Country Hotels

Influx of Immigrants

Old-Time Amusements

Horse Racing and Breeding

Athletic Sports

Manners, Customs, and Important Events

Amusing and Interesting Episodes

Some Notable Pioneers

Mostly Personal Matters

An Adventurous Career

Trouble With the Blacks

The Mining Industry

The Mount Morgan Mine

The Meat Industry

Capture of Gardiner, the Bushranger

The Rockhampton Bushrangers

Murder of the Clermont Escort

Murder of Patrick Halligan

A Notorious Character

Central Queensland Railways

Floods of the Fitzroy

The Wreck of the Maria

Rockhampton Explorers


The whole text of this 424 page book is searchable - useful not only for finding names, but also places and any other words in the text.

No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

FastFind:  Yes;  ISBN No.:   9781921081033;