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Capricorn Coast Historical Society

Rear Yeppoon Town Hall, 25 Normanby Street, Yeppoon QLD 4703
Opening hours
Tuesday & Saturday; 9.30am - 12.30pm; or by appointment


The Capricorn Coast Historical Society (CCHS) possesses a mainly print collection of material relating to all aspects of the Capricorn Coast region: photographs, publications, documents & records. The Society holds only a small number of objects. Increasingly, new material is being digitised to facilitate storage.

Items of significance include photographs taken by Rutherford Armstrong, last Manager of the Yeppoon Sugar Company; manuscripts, photos and correspondence of prolific Central Queensland poet and writer Mary Rattenbury; the Walls Family collection recording their 60 years as prominent leaseholders on North Keppel Island; archives of settler James Atherton; and papers of local firms and organisations such as the Coastguard. Over recent years, the CCHS has concentrated on building the photograph collection and, thanks to donations by local people, this is now a very significant record of the Coast’s history.

In addition to building the collection and making it available to users, our activities include coach and boat tours to historic sites; workshops on preservation of collection items and recently on oral history interview techniques; a very successful publishing program of local history books and an annual calendar; and regular displays and community involvement. CCHS is part of the Central Queensland Museums Network.

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