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9 July 2012
A Short History on the Discovery and Settlement of the Mackay District. From the first settlement of the aboriginal inhabitants to the regions major industries. 16 chapters to read including historical pictures.
History of Mackay during the Second World War from 1939-1945. Various stories and numerous pictures.
an interactive Map courtesy of Bronwyn Tarrier's Central Queensland history Website. showing streets and street views.
A listing of the different Museums and Historical Groups around the Mackay District and Hinterland providing contact addresses and numbers.
15 July 2012
Listing of the Cemeteries around the Mackay Region with links to Monumental Inscriptions and location and Maps.
28 December 2011
A Biographical Register of those Servicemen and Women who died in the service of their country in all wars.
Information about Mackay's own Historical Society and how to join.
Listing and History of Hotels in the Mackay Region from 1862.  This will be updated regularly as new information comes to hand. 
Mackay is losing its built heritage at an alarming rate. Help us save our buildings.
A biographical register of the former Mayors of Mackay from 1869 to the present.
9 July 2012
Find history while you are in Mackay and visit our Museum and take a trip into our past. 
7 December 2009
Listing of Different placenames from Mackay and District giving origin of names and sources.

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Biographical Register of Publicans/hotel-keepers from the Mackay Area.
For anybody researching Mackay and its history, a collection of published and unpublished books on the Local History of Mackay and Districts.
29 December 2011
Listing of Books For Sale and Available through the Mackay Museum.
29 December 2011
A  History of Mackay's Railway Line, Train Stations and Rolling Stock.
26 November 2008
 The History of the Mackay Rugby League Competition including histories of the Clubs and players associated with the history since 1919.
7 February 2010
A Chronological Listing of the schools opening and closing dates for those schools in the Mackay Region.
Will be updated with individual pages on the history of each school.
A biographical register of the former Chairmen of the Pioneer Divisional Board from 1880,  which became the Pioneer Shire Council in 1903 and was amalgamated into the Mackay City Council in 1994.
Listing all known Aerated Water / Cordial / Softdrink Manufacturers of Mackay and Districts since first settlement.  Includes history, photographs of bottles and labels  and caps for each manufacturer.
21 November 2009
A register of the origin of the local names of streets and localities around Mackay.
  20 September 2009
Listing and History of the past and present Sugar Mills in the Mackay Area.
A Register of War Memorials and Honour Boards from around the Mackay District.
9 July 2012
Timeline from first settlement of Mackay to the present.
25 December 2011


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