Sketches of old Rockhampton

Neish, Edith and McDonald, Lorna Sketches of old Rockhampton. St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1981.

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Author Neish, Edith
McDonald, Lorna
Title Sketches of old Rockhampton
Place of Publication St. Lucia, Qld.
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 1981
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 0702216313
Language eng
Total number of pages 53
Subjects 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Formatted Abstract/Summary

A vigorous and growing area such as ours must preserve its historic heritage and pass it on to succeeding generations. This heritage tells the story of Rockhampton's growth, trials, accomplishments and goals. It provides the key to understanding the present and planning wisely for the future. How well we safeguard and interpret this priceless legacy will determine the character and quality of this district in the future.

Sketches of Old Rockhampton is destined to play its part in engendering a greater awareness and appreciation for it comes from the pens of two people who have a long standing dedication to the conservation of all aspects of the history of Rockhampton and district.

As foundation chairman in 1973 of the Rockhampton Branch of The National Trust I appreciated the opportunity to bring us all together, and form a base for developing a wider public appreciation of this district's unique heritage. The dramatic change in local attitudes is in part a measure of the work of the Trust.

Nevertheless, these attitudes have not changed so dramatically as to ensure the conservation of Rockhampton's character; important buildings and environments are put under threat and too many people still cling to the old notion that progress consists of knocking things down.

On the other hand, it is heartening to note that many owners of buildings shown in the sketches have instigated significant conservation action, and the monuments shall remain as much a part of our heritage as a memorial to their initiative and understanding.

The pleasure of this book represents part of Rockhampton's soul and foundation and will give to its readers an expression of historical presence, vital to our sense of continuity between yesterday and today. 
Keyword Historic buildings -- Queensland -- Rockhampton
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Additional Notes Permission received from University of Queensland Press to make this item publicly available on 5th June 2013

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