Missing heritage - The Canegrower Weekly from Mackay

There is nothing worse when searching through old Queensland newspapers and magazines to discover gaps in our collection; missing issues which for some reason were never acquired by State Library of Queensland. Sadly, in the case of The Canegrower Weekly from Mackay, a periodical from the 1930's, only two issues exist in our collection (September 7, 1933 and February 14, 1935).

The Canegrower Weekly, Mackay periodical. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Canegrower Weekly, Mackay periodical. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

As evidenced by these two editions, this periodical provides a wonderful insight into 1930s community life in Mackay with local news, upcoming events, advertisements and photographs. State Library is hoping to recover and preserve more copies of The Canegrower Weekly, so that this historically valuable periodical is not lost forever.

Advertisement for Molloy's Hotel, Sydney Street, Mackay from The Canegrower's Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisement for Molloy's Hotel, Sydney Street, Mackay from The Canegrower's Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Mackay Methodist Jubilee. From The Canegrower Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Mackay Methodist Jubilee. From The Canegrower Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisement for Clinch & Smith, Gordon Street, Mackay. From The Canegrowers Weekly, Mackay, February 14, 1935. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisement for Clinch & Smith, Gordon Street, Mackay. From The Canegrowers Weekly, Mackay, February 14, 1935. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisement for Coben's Cafe, Sydney Street, Mackay. From The Canegrower Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Advertisement for Coben's Cafe, Sydney Street, Mackay. From The Canegrower Weekly, September 7, 1933. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

That's where we need your help. If you have any copies of The Canegrower Weekly you don't need anymore, by donating them to State Library you are insuring the survival of this publication and well as providing access to all Queensland researchers. Please contact our Queensland Content Co-Ordinator, Catherine Blanchfield via email qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au or leave a comment on this blog post if you can provide any assistance.

 

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