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(26 pictures)
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'National Bank in Charleville, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Sketch of Customs House Rockhampton, Queensland, ca.1886'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Sunday School procession in lower Albert Street, Brisbane, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Benowa - titled 'Three youngsters sitting in front of a row of grape vines on a sugar plantation at Benowa, Queensland, 1886'
Picture relating to Marburg - titled 'Marburg Hotel, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Cooktown - titled 'J. Newman London Emporium at Cooktown, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Cooktown - titled 'Unveiling Mrs Watson's Memorial at Cooktown, 1886'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Australian Joint Stock Bank in Warwick, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Laying the foundation stone for the Masonic Hall, Warwick, 1886'
Picture relating to Eidsvold - titled 'Workers at the Cerotadus railway camp during construction, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Estate map of Railway Station Estate, Southport, Queensland, 1886'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Baby son of Jens and Mathilde Lundager, Rockhampton, 1886'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Else Johanna Lundager as a young child, Rockhampton, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Townsville Brewery established 1886'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Buildings on the banks of Ross Creek, Townsville, ca. 1886'
Picture relating to Sandgate - titled 'Langholme, a residence at Sandgate, 1886'

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Unveiling Mrs Watson's Memorial at Cooktown, 1886

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1886
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This monument is dedicated to Mrs. Mary Watson. Mrs Watson was the wife of Captain R.F. Watson, a beche-de-mer fisherman of Lizard Island. In September 1881, while her husband was away fishing, Mrs. Watson was attacked by aboriginals. Mrs. Watson, her infant son and a Chinese servant escaped in a boiling down tank to Number 5 Island where they perished of dehydration. Their remains, with Mrs Watson's diary, were eventually found in 1882. The monument was erected and at one time was used as a water fountain.

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