Douglas Shire Historical Society
The Douglas Shire Historical Society meets on the first Monday of every month, alternately in Port Douglas and Mossman at 2pm. We visit historic sites and hear presentations on local history. We encourage our members to research and present their findings or to share old photos.
What the Society does:
Operates the Court House Museum, Port Douglas (you are welcome to join the roster as a volunteer attendant)
Conducts historic walks for groups along the heritage trail in Port Douglas
Researches and publishes local history books and bulletins
Collects local history papers, historic photographs and oral histories
Prepares and mounts poster displays for schools and the community
Promotes signposted historic walks in Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree Village Source: Web Site
Lake Eacham Historical Society
The Eacham Historical Society, located in Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia.
encourages the study of local history.
collects and maintains historical records, material and places of historic interests.
promotes the interchange of information through talks, discussions, excursions and exhibitions
Source: Web Site
Cooktown District Historial Society
Award-winning history display
The Cooktown History Centre, run by the Cooktown & District Historical Society, offers a unique insight into the intriguing history of the area with stories, photos, interactive displays, murals and oral histories. It is housed in the oldest building in Charlotte Street – it was erected in 1875 as Cooktown’s first post and telegraph office.
‘ Cooktown Through the Years
This stunning exhibition brings to life the historic railway, early roads, cyclones and other disasters, early families and what happened to the local indigenous people. - Source: Web Site