Brigalow scrub and melon holes : the early history of Park Avenue, Glenmore and Black Ball Flat
bookposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lex JohnsonLex Johnson
This detailed history of Park Avenue, Glenmore and surrounding districts near Rockhampton explores their evolution from a sheep run in the 1850s into the city’s growth hub of the 21st century with spaces for industry, commerce, education, entertainment, heritage and living. The ground-breaking work outlines the families who invested their lives and money in the district, their land’s changing usage and the increasingly vital contribution to Rockhampton’s development. It contains collections of facts, anecdotes, old maps, photographs, sketches and lists which document the people, places and events especially between the 1850s and the 1930s. This volume and the author’s previous two works ‘Quiet Achievers’ and ‘Morinish’ combine into a 1268-page historical compendium of Central Queensland life and social conditions from the 1850s until the 1920s and beyond. They stand head-and-shoulders above others for their contribution to knowledge of bygone days in the district.