|Staff of the Bluebird Cafe, Townsville c.1925-27, Townsville Albums, North Queensland Photographic Collection, NQID 4956|
|Visit level 1 of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville Campus to see what is on display from the Special Collections to celebrate 150 years of Townsville.|
|Staff of the Dave Edwards Engineering Works on Ogden St, c.1939, Townsville Albums, North Queensland Photographic Collection, NQID 4946|
Our displays feature a 120 year old photo album containing photographs of buildings and workers at the Ross River Meatworks when it was expanded in 1895. It is part of the North Queensland Photographic Collection and is a companion to the Queensland Meat Export Company Archive held in the Library Archives collection.
|The Q.M.E. & A. Co Ltd "Townsville Works" Photo Album from the Special Collections of JCU Library.|
This historic album was compiled by Sydney-based company J. Wildridge & Sinclair Ltd, who
undertook extensions at the meatworks which involved new freezer rooms, engine & boiler houses
and a freshwater reservoir and pumping station. Bound in Townsville by Wilmetts Printers, the album
remained in the possession of the company until 1960, when they sent it to W. Angliss & Co. in
Sydney, who in turn sent it to the Townsville office. Subsequently it was donated to JCU.
|Special Collections Officer, Jacqui Stockdale holds the Album open at the photograph of the Linde Machine employed at the Ross River Meatworks in 1895.|
|Fascinating fact: Did you know that the first shipment of 600 tons of frozen beef left Townsville Harbour bound for London in 1892.|