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 , 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
Horse Racing and Breeding
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
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;