Sorensen’s computer help historical society
THE DOUGLAS Shire Historical Society would like to say a huge thank you to the Sorensen Foundation which provided a grant to purchase some much needed equipment.
Volunteer archivist Gail Cockburn is very grateful to use a new laptop with updated software. Gail is presently cataloguing historic photos and documents, a time-consuming but fascinating job.
She deals with an enormous number of email enquiries from all over the world asking for details about local family histories, and is now able to call on her database to find answers.
The grant also helped to purchase a printer and software to support a major project of the Society which has been collecting details of early farm equipment and farming practices around the Shire.
A new book on the subject will be produced in the near future.
So thank you to Jenni Sorensen and her committee for supporting the Society, which is run entirely by a small number of enthusiastic volunteers.
New members are needed and the Society meets on the first Monday of every month at 2pm alternatively at Port Douglas CWA or Mossman Community Centre. The next meeting is on Monday, August 7, in Mossman.
Visitors are always welcome at the Port Douglas Court House Museum which is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 1pm. Come along and meet the volunteer attendants and learn about local history.
Thanks again, Jenni, for your support.