Publications

We have several publications for sale:

Books published by our own not-for-profit Historical Society

Raindrops and Sugar Crops

Tales from South of the Daintree

2010 136pp

Pam Willis Burden

$15

Port's People

Locals' stories of Port Douglas

2005 138pp

Pam Willis Burden

$15

Port of Promise

Illustrated history of Port Douglas

2006 90pp

Glenville Pike

$20

Daintree River Pioneers

Survival in the tropical jungle

2007 62pp

Tricia Fay

$15

Reflecting on the Past

Pictorial history of Port Douglas

2000 104pp

Billie Lloyd

$10

“Let’s Go to the Pictures in Mossman”

Memories of the two cinemas in Mossman

2013 56pp

Pam Willis Burden

$15

 

Built To Survive

The uncertain journey of a Court House built for Port Douglas – 1879

2017 104 pp

Noel Weare

$17

 


+ postage and packaging $5

Books published by others but available from us:

Northern Outpost

Mossman Central Mill Company

1995 184pp

John Kerr

$20

 

Remembering the Douglas Shire

Pam Willis Burden

$27

No Load to Carry

The history of Craiglie, Mowbray River and Killaloe State Schools 1888-1962

2005 72pp

Marie Finn

$15

 


+ postage and packaging $5


Booklets and Pamphlets

The Battle of the Coral SeaIllustrated story of May 1942. 14pp  1998Billie Lloyd$3
Ellen Thomson MurderIllustrated story of Ellen Thomson.   17pp   1997Billie Lloyd$5
A Walk Back into the History of Port Douglas 1877-1994$2
Ellen Thomson and John Harrison statementsActual handwritten statements.    18pp   1887$5
PD School pagesPhotographic copy of School Rolls 1879-1962 (A4 size). 38pp 2005$30
PD School 334Reference Data for Admission Register 1879-1962. 96pp 2005$20
PD Cemetery WalkA Walk Through Time in the Pioneer CemeteryBillie Lloyd 2003 4pp

 

DVD

Re-enactment of Ellen Thomson’s commital hearing in the actual court in Port Douglas

A DSHS production.  1997

$25

 

Postcards

The Port Douglas Waterfront – a Moment in Time$5
St Mary’s by the Sea$5
Watercolour of Sugar Wharf & original stone pitched approach$1

 

Bulletins

All bulletins cost $2 + $1p&p

1. The very early days around Mossman River - David Rex
2. Not available
3. Mossman Tramway Reminiscences - Mike Loveday
4. Some history of the Bump and Surrounds - Charley McCracken
5. Setting up a North Queensland Police District in the 1870's - Noel Weare
6. Title Searching - Tom Wilhelm
7. Some notes on the History of the Douglas Shire 1874 - 1945 Part B - David Rex
8. Not available
9. Clearing and Cane Holing Land at Whyanbeel - Charley McCracken
10. Some notes on Hotels at Port Douglas & the Court House Hotel - Noel Weare
11. World War II & the Douglas Shire - David Rex
12. Short-cut to Mount Molloy by and Old aboriginal Walking Track - Charley McCracken
13. Experiences in the Cyclone of 12th March 1934 - Marshall Roberts
14. The 1st 100 years of Pottery in Qld & The Fisher Family Association - Jack Fisher
15. Weather at Mossman South Station 031055 since 1908 - Billie Lloyd
16. Lighthouses & the Low Isles off Port Dougas - Billi Lloyd
17. Life on Low Isles - Alice Cane (nee Nibloe)
18. Women in Isolation from the beginning in Australia - Cathy Jack
19. Mount Molloy - Peter Justice
20. History compiled on the Mullavey Family of Mossman - Cathy Jack
21. History compiled on the Fisher Family of Dainytree - Cathy Jack
22. Police Sergeant Henry Hasenkamp Registered No. 65 - Noel Weare
23. History of the Mossman/Port Douglas Rail System - Graham Jorgensen
24. A Day of rain - 27th January 1969 - Val McCracken
25. History of Port Douglas, Far North Queensland - Pam Willis Burden
26. History of Mossman, Far North Queensland - Pam Willis Burden
27. A Stroke of Luck - Miriam O'Shea
28. History of Mowbray, Far North Queensland - Pam Willis Burden
29. History of Cape Tribulation, Far North Queensland - Pam Willis Burden / Lawrence Mason
30. Social Life in Mossman (1943 - 1946) - Miriam O'Shea (Cooper)
31. Port Douglas Yesteryear - Era of Early Ships Trading to and from the Port - Joe Bettany (1977)
32. Some World War Memories - Val McCracken
33. Traffic Down the Bump - Val McCracken
34. Wonga - Wungkun - Val McCracken
35. With the governor in the North - Unknown (1884)
36. The Road they travlled (cairns Post 1983) - Hugh Borland (1938)
37. A visit to God's Acre (Townsville Daily Bulletin 1938)
38. Chop-Chop - Val McCracken
39. Native Police activity in the Port Douglas District - Dr. Jonathan Richards
40. Building St. David's Chruch Mossman 1912-2012 - Ken Keith
41. Tales of Mossman River - Billie Noli
42. John Basey Isley (1837-1916) – A Short Biography - John Walters
43. Walking the Zig Zag - Val McCraken
44. Summary Statement of Lou Prince’s Contribution to the Sugar Industry and the Douglas Shire Community - Bob Prince
45. Jean Allen’s Reminiscences of Port Douglas - Ruth & Paul Grishy
46. Inquest into the Death of Leong You 1912 - Noel Weare
47. Maurice de Tournouer and Wetherby Brahman Stud Number 2 - John Colliss
48. Mossman Hospital Celebrates 85 Years - Annette Anich

Our photograph collection can be used for research.

Pam has recorded a wide-ranging oral history collection which is now housed in the State Library of Queensland.

To purchase publications, the Society's bank details are:

DOUGLAS SHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.
Bendigo Bank, Port Douglas, Queensland.
BSB:   633-000
ACCOUNT NUMBER:  1218 63286

Please contact us when you have made a payment.  Email info@douglashistory.org.au

Alternatively you can mail a cheque to PO Box 948, Port Douglas 4877, or visit the Court House Museum to make a purchase.