St Faiths School, Yeppoon.
St Faiths School, Yeppoon. Contributed

New book to document history of Livingstone Shire

A NEW book will document the history of the Livingstone Shire with unique photographs and stories.

Livingstone Shire has a rich past with a number of sites that hold historical interest, but many of these sites have been lost in the throws of time with even the meanings behind the names lost.

The Capricorn Coast Historical Society members have researched fifteen sites of significance this year and prepared historic markers to be placed in the locations.

LOST HISTORY: Main Beach Yeppoon, in the 1920s, with a long row of beach huts.
LOST HISTORY: Main Beach Yeppoon, in the 1920s, with a long row of beach huts. Contributed

Councillor Jan Kelly will launch the book Marking Time & Place: Remembering people and events of the Livingstone Shore at the Yeppoon Library on Saturday, December 3 at 10am, followed by morning tea.

CCHS has been aided by a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant and assisted by Livingstone Shire Council with planning for the markers which will be erected next year.

The new book details the identified stories and includes many previously unseen photographs and contemporary newspaper reports.

Some places on the list are the Adelaide Park homestead and the Atherton family, Ingham's Eucalyptus factory at Coowonga, the "old post office" building at Yeppoon, St Faith's Anglican Girls' School, Ritamada, the Ross and Figtree Creek precincts, Stevenson Park, Annie Brown's house, Yeppoon's Beaman Park and more.

The Historical Society will be at the Saturday Showground markets from the November 26 until Christmas with books and new 2017 calendar for sale.

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, December 3 at 10am
  • What: Book launch followed by morning tea
  • Where: Yeppoon Library
  • Cost: Books available for $10


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