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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




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Lake Eacham Historical Society


The Eacham Historical Society, located in Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia.
The EHS:

  • 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

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