Covert history book operation
SURPRISE GIFT: Ann Mealing hopes students will be able to present this book LIKE commandos planning a raid behind enemy lines, forces in Cardwell yesterday were working out ways of presenting Prince William with two books about the area.
It wasn’t known if there would be an official opportunity to give him the books or if more surrept i t i o u s me a n s wo u l d have to be found.
The books are Margaret Thorsborne’s Hinchinbrook Island – A Sacred Wilderness, and the just released history of Cardwell, The Calophyllum Shore, by the late Sandy H u b i n g e r a n d h i s nephew, Murray Massey.
C a r d w e l l h i s t o r i a n Anne Mealing said Mr Hubinger had started writing the history of Cardwell and its early families, but died in 2005 before the work was completed. She said that Mr Massey, a journalist, finished the book.
The Townsville Bulletin understands a Plan B has been put into motion in an effort to get the books to the prince.