Torres Strait - Cape York Deserted Towns Volume 2

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ISBN 978-0-9757750-2-8

Torres Strait-Cape York is the second in the district series on North Queensland deserted towns. 55 pages full colour hard cover A4 format


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Torres Strait-Cape York is the second in the district series on North Queensland deserted towns.

In keeping with the first of the series, it includes not only the history, plans, and locations of the deserted towns and camps in that area but also covers stories and photographs of the unique area attributes.

In the case of Torres Strait-Cape York this covers the story of the Duifken and its replica, the annual tourist migration to the Cape, and Second World War airfields.

In Torres Strait it covers the unique islander traditions and stories from their past along with a photographic essay on the islands with a separate section on Thursday Island and the pearling industry.

Extract:

Webb and party found gold at Munburra in the lower part of the valley in 1896. The initial results were disappointing and one of the party narrowly escaped lynching by angry miners. However, reefs were discovered.

A small battery was erected in 1899 followed by another soon after.... There was one hotel, the Munburra owned by Henry Dyer between 1899 and 1900. ...The remains of the stone built Police Station remain here.