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The Collection
   
   
 Features of the Capricorn Coast Historical Society Collection are
  • Rutherford Armstrong’s 1890s photographs of the sugar industry near Yeppoon
  • Land settlement documents; for example those relating to pioneer settler, James Atherton
  • Poet Mary Rattenbury’s manuscripts
  • The Wall Family memorabilia featuring their life on North Keppel Island and their involvement in the tourist industry
  • The Medew Family collection of scrapbooks and manuscripts
  • Cr Heaslip’s documents relating to his community involvement as a councillor
  • The Livingstone Shire Council’s 1988 Bicentenary gifts
   
 The Photographic Collection dates from 1880 and includes
  • Pioneer Homesteads
  • The Fishing Industry – catches, boats, identities
  • Yeppoon town views
  • Beach scenes from Shoalwater Bay to Joskeleigh
  • Local events such as the Pineapple Festival, Anzac Day, street parades
  • World War 2 – local activities and identities
  • Portraits
  • Social history photos of family activities


First edition of local poet, Mary Rattenbury’s poetry, privately published.

 
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