White Gloves Tour to Tablelands November 14-19
John Oxley Librarian Brian Randall and Arts Technician Anne Scheu recently toured the Tablelands Region following an invitation from the Tablelands Regional Council and Local Studies Librarian Gwen Price, based in Atherton.
The materials on display included early ration cards and significant World War I and World War II commemorative programs, depicting Queensland’s pride and acknowledgement of the young men and women who left Australian shores to fight in two wars.
Significant photo collections highlighting Chillagoe and the Cairns region during the 1890’s were of particular interest in each of the townships, with visits arranged to Atherton and Mareeba Libraries, Yungaburra, Ravenshoe, Herberton, Millaa Millaa, Malanda, Kuranda and Chillagoe, where the entire State School of thirty students participated.
The early North Cedar Group Settlers minute book, dating the Ravenshoe and Evelyn Scrub settlement to 1908 generated enthusiastic discussion in all centres because of its clarity and rare status in the John Oxley collections.
Brian thanked the communities for hosting the talks, displaying the material and sharing personal collections of historic interest and value.
More images of the Tablelands district may be viewed through the One Search catalogue.