A tragedy occurred in the Cairns Inlet on 13th April 1945, when the Adelaide Steamship Company’s tug “Uta” overturned and sank while assisting a U.S. ship away from No. 10 wharf and two men lost their lives.
The tug had towed the vessel into the channel and, when about to let go the rope, the tug floundered and two of the crew were drowned.
You just never know what treasures you might find hidden in the bookshelves of historical collections.
Whilst browsing in the Queensland section of the Cairns & District Family History Society’s library, I came across this article and poem written by my husband’s paternal great grandmother, in a Queensland Pioneer Book. Continue reading
I have just spent three absorbing, and very educational days with Niles Elvery, Regional Coordinator, and three other members of the Q ANZAC 100 team from the State Library of Queensland. The first morning was a unique opportunity to look at some of the State Library’s precious original First World War materials. Continue reading
Coincidence? Fate? Serendipity? Call it what you like, but it happened.
My husband Ron and I were passing through Bowen in North Queensland recently, when we got a bit lost and took a wrong turn.
We had… Continue reading