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Frank Hanns Lolworth Diaries 1866-1875 by Ian Elliot (2013)

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The long awaited precursor to Do Not Yield to Despair. Frank Hann's early days in North Queensland. Annotated and indexed. Cattle Cape mining, characters, conflict, social and family life. Essential for any work on the period in N.Q.

These diaries are a remarkable daily documentation of a decade of effort at the very beginning of North Queensland's cattle industry. They were kept by Frank, youngest son of the pioneering Hann family, during his management of Lolworth Station near the Great Basalt Wall eastward of present-day Charters Towers.

The entries are peopled by such giants of North Queensland history as Frank's oldest brother, William, whose exploration of the Cape York Peninsula would bring the tree kangaroo to the notice of naturalists and lead to the discovery of the Palmer River Goldfields, and Richard Daintree, geologist and photographer, whose mineral reports resulted in North Queensland's first goldrush to the Cape River.

Lolworth was adjacent to the Cape River Goldfield and supplied cattle to butchers at

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2803415
Weight (g)515 g
AuthorIan Elliot
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition DateJan-13
Pages192
Size210 x 297 x 1mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780859055475
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The long awaited precursor to Do Not Yield to Despair. Frank Hann's early days in North Queensland. Annotated and indexed. Cattle Cape mining, characters, conflict, social and family life. Essential for any work on the period in N.Q.

These diaries are a remarkable daily documentation of a decade of effort at the very beginning of North Queensland's cattle industry. They were kept by Frank, youngest son of the pioneering Hann family, during his management of Lolworth Station near the Great Basalt Wall eastward of present-day Charters Towers.

The entries are peopled by such giants of North Queensland history as Frank's oldest brother, William, whose exploration of the Cape York Peninsula would bring the tree kangaroo to the notice of naturalists and lead to the discovery of the Palmer River Goldfields, and Richard Daintree, geologist and photographer, whose mineral reports resulted in North Queensland's first goldrush to the Cape River.

Lolworth was adjacent to the Cape River Goldfield and supplied cattle to butchers at

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