Douglas Shire Historical Society Inc

Douglas Shire Historical Society Inc

The Building is of prime importance, a lone survivor in a commercial town. Visitors, national and international can discover the classic wild west adventure saga of our history. Know where they have been - not just what they have seen.

Address: 
Police Reserve, Wharf Street, Port Douglas, QLD
Tel: 
0740994635
Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-1pm. Other times by request.
Admission: 
Donation
Facilities: 
Reference library, guided tours, education programs, easy access.
Collection: 
Community records, huge photo collection, a new display 1.50m "Battle of the Coral Sea" depicting events and location of US and Australian forces in the area. A pictorial history of Douglas Shire" written by Curator (new) "Reflecting on the past".
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The battle of the Coral Sea

The battle of the Coral Sea
Creator:
BT Lloyd & G Casey
Description:
Colourful display depicting events following Pearl Harbour and the Conquest of the Pacific and the planned invasion of PNG Australia and New Zealand
Date:
4-11/5/1942

Pearl Harbour, Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea

Models of Trial

Description:
The lifelike models depict, Ellan Thompson John Harrio (both Hanged) magistrate and police constable.

Port Douglas, Queensland

Crystal Lighthouse lens

Lens of Low Isles Lighthouse

Lens of Low Isles Lighthouse
Creator:
Chance Bros., Birmingham UK
Description:
Shipped here from the UK and installed in the tower on the low isles. A true work of art in shimmering crystal (invaluable)
Date:
1878

Low isles, Coral sea