Magazine records our history
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 email@example.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.