Mag­a­zine records our his­tory

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE lat­est edi­tion of the Proser­pine His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum Mag­a­zine is hot off the press and avail­able for $3 at the Proser­pine Mu­seum.

The mag­a­zine was started in De­cem­ber 1990 by Delys Jeppe­sen and is now up to its 94th edi­tion.

In the mag­a­zine’s 12 pages are his­tor­i­cal ar­ti­cles on a va­ri­ety of lo­cal topics in­clud­ing the tough life of early farm­ing pioneer farm­ers and the days when slaves could be pur­chased on the block in Bris- bane for work in the Whit­sun­days.

Proser­pine His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum Mag­a­zine com­mit­tee mem­ber Kay Pini said the mag­a­zine was a com­pi­la­tion of well-doc­u­mented re­search into the Proser­pine and Whit­sun­day shire.

“Some­times we are able to tie sto­ries of the past to the present and a per­fect ex­am­ple of that in our cur­rent edi­tion is the story of Goor­ganga sta­tion and life of the United King­dom’s most in­flu­en­tial surfer Peter Las­celles,” she said.

Mrs Pini wel­comed the com­mu­nity to sub­mit his­tor­i­cal ar­ti­cles for con­sid­er­a­tion or con­trib­ute letters for in­clu­sion in the Bush Tele­graph.

For­mer Blooms­bury res­i­dent Eric Dougherty, who now re­sides in Proser­pine, sup­plied his fa­ther Char­lie Dougherty’s diary and tape of his ex­pe­ri­ences serv­ing in the Mid­dle East and Gal­lopoli.

Mrs Pini said ex­tracts of Mr Dougherty’s ex­pe­ri­ences were tran­scribed and pub­lished in Is­sue 73 which was ded­i­cated to the 90th an­niver­sary of World War I.

“It was a fas­ci­nat­ing read that could eas­ily be turned into a novel,” she said.

The mag­a­zine costs $3 per copy or $13 for an an­nual sub­scrip­tion in­clud­ing postage.

Copies can be pur­chased from the mu­seum or by con­tact­ing 4945 3969 or email­ing phms2@big­pond.com.

NEW RE­LEASE: Mag­a­zine com­mi­tee mem­bers Ailsa Reinke and Kay Pini with the lat­est edi­tion of the Proser­pine His­tor­i­cal Mag­a­zine which was pub­lished last week. The mag­a­zine can be pur­chased for $3 from the mu­seum.

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