From the Archives: Goat Carts

From the Archives: Goat Carts

Goats played an important role in the early history of Queensland. Arriving in Australia on the First Fleet, goats spread across the country with European settlement. Serving as a handy source of meat, milk, and transportation, they thrived in the harsh Australian...

From the Archives: Possession Island

From the Archives: Possession Island

This plaque, from Possession Island off the tip of Cape York, commemorated Captain James Cook’s claiming of the “whole eastern coast of Australia from the Latitude of 38 degrees south” (from near Melbourne north to Cape York) in the name of the British king. The...

The Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple

Big Pineapple opened in 1971, as part of the Sunshine Plantation – an early example of agricultural tourism. Located in Woombye in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Region, the sixteen-metre-tall fibreglass Big Pineapple is arguably Queensland’s most iconic ‘big thing’....