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

The Daintree Blockade

the Battle for Australia’s Tropical Rainforests

2017 344 pp

Bill Wilkie

$35

(+ postage and packing $10)


+ postage and packaging $5


Booklets and Pamphlets

The Battle of the Coral Sea Illustrated story of May 1942. 14pp  1998 Billie Lloyd $3
Ellen Thomson Murder Illustrated story of Ellen Thomson.   17pp   1997 Billie Lloyd $5
A Walk Back into the History of Port Douglas 1877-1994 $2
Ellen Thomson and John Harrison statements Actual handwritten statements.    18pp   1887 $5
PD School pages Photographic copy of School Rolls 1879-1962 (A4 size). 38pp 2005 $30
PD School 334 Reference Data for Admission Register 1879-1962. 96pp 2005 $20
PD Cemetery Walk A Walk Through Time in the Pioneer Cemetery Billie 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 – David Rex

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 Daintree - 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 Travelled (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 Church 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

49. The Western Front – With Reference to Diggers of Douglas - Ken Keith

50. Hou Wang Palace Temple, Port Douglas - Jacky Tam

51. History of Red Cross in Mossman and Personal Involvement - Marveen Hodgson

52. Some History of Road Sugar Transport from Mossman to Cairns Wharf - John White

53. Francis [Family] History - Jocelyn White

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.

The Bendigo Bank Port Douglas

Account name: D.S.H.S. Inc
Bsb: 633-000
Acct: 121863286

 

Please email us when you have deposited your payment.