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Mackay Museums are Winners!

The 1911 Sugar Strike display, 2011

Congratulations to the five community museums in the Mackay region who received the 2012 Gallery & Museum Achievement Award in the category ‘Organisations: Volunteer Run’ for their joint exhibition Sugar Strike: The Impact of the 1911 Sugar Strike on the Mackay Region.

 In 2011 five museums in the Mackay region joined together to tell the story of the 1911 sugar strike including local events which had state and national ramifications. Read the rest of this entry


Coastal observations

I am enjoying my time in the south working with Jo and Lydia in Mackay. I have always had a passion for the maritime history of this region and great to see some significant collections in this area.  Mackay is located at the southern end of the Whitsunday Island group and with the south easterly trade winds blowing it would make a nice sailing reach to the north.