Flagstaff Hill - Port Douglas - QLD - Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
S 16° 28.966 E 145° 28.072
55K E 336457 N 8177042
Quick Description: Sign at Flagstaff Hill
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 11/20/2019 10:23:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM11NHJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
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Long Description:
The sign reads:

Port Douglas was established as a convenient port for the goldfields of the inland. A party of Cooktown businessmen arrived on the SS Corea on June 30th 1877 and soon a wharf and stores were erected.
The town was named Port Douglas after John Douglas, the Premier of Queensland.
This photograph, taken before 1900, shows St. Andrew's Church of England in the middle distance and the Port Douglas Hospital in the bushland on the outskirts of the township.
The road now known as Davidson Street stretches off to the distance. It was originally called the "Red Road" because of the colour of the excavated material taken from Macrossan Street building sites and laid over the sand ridge on which the road is located.
Age/Event Date: 1877, 1900

Type of Historic Marker: Plaque only

Type of Historic Marker if other: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

Historic Resources.: Not listed

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