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
- 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
Click here to download a sample file (0.5 MB) including title page, preface, contents and sample text pages. This requires Adobe Reader to view. (right click on the link and select save as - then load the saved file to view).
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.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
Summary by Archive CD Books Australia