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Agnes Water Home to the Miriam Vale Shire Museum.
The Agnes Water - Town of 1770 Museum is a non-profit making, volunteer organisation whose members are proud of the breadth of the collection and the manner in which it is displayed. Visitors to Agnes Water Museum speak enthusiastically about their visit. The Agnes Water Museum is divided into three main areas.
Firstly we have concentrated on our rich maritime history. Lieutenant James Cook and the Endeavour landed for the second time on Australian soil at Town of 1770 (Town of Seventeen-Seventy) on 24 May 1770, this was the first landing in Queensland, less than a month after landing for the first time on Australian shores at Botany Bay. In the Agnes Water 1770 Museum we celebrate Cook’s landing with an interesting display. Our display includes copies of James Cook’s personal journal in his own handwriting and his charts of the area; copies of some of the crew’s journal entries about their stay in this area; interesting information on HMS Bark Endeavour and the life of those on board; and information on the fascinating life of Captain James Cook the brilliant navigator, chart maker and ship’s captain.
We also have an extensive photographic display of plants found by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, the botanists on board Endeavour. Further displays in this area include charts drawn by the navigator Matthew Flinders on his trip along the Discovery Coast; the original telescope and other brass objects plus a photographic collection from the Bustard Head Lighthouse, the first lighthouse on the Queensland coast; original pastel portraits of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and the first lighthouse keeper by local artist Eddie Homer; and a marine chart detailing the ship wrecks which have occurred in the region. This is just some of the interesting items you will find in the maritime area of the Agnes Water Museum.
Another area is dedicated to the settlers on the Discovery Coast. We have collected many photographs and memorabilia from past and present residents of the different regions which make up the Miriam Vale Shire – they are Miriam Vale, Bororen, Turkey Beach, Rosedale, Baffle Creek, Agnes Water and Town of 1770 (Seventeen-Seventy). Our third area is housed in the original museum which is a timber shack close to the main building. Here we have a large display of household necessities and tools from the past. For example there are three cane prams, a cane bassinet, a wooden highchair and stroller, a hand worked washing machine, a timber ironing board, an iron wood stove, a gas fridge, the original petrol pump from Agnes Water, a china doll collection, a collection of sporting equipment from yesteryear, plus many other items of interest. A lot of our collection came from Arthur Jeffery who was born in Miriam Vale and was the brother of Tom Jeffery who bought the Agnes Water grazing lease in 1946. Arthur lived a lot of his life calling the Discovery Coast home and he was an avid and intelligent collector and history buff. Our Museum and the people of Australia owe him a great debt of gratitude for his fore thought in collecting such a range of items and information.
Agnes Water Museum is open every day but Tuesday from 1 to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. We have an entry charge of $3 for adults and children are free.
Agnes Water - Town of 1770
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Agnes Water often called Agnes Waters and it is common for Lady Musgrave Island to be called Lady Musgrove Island and Captain Cook to Captian Cook and Capitan Cook or Captan Cook, with the Town of Seventeen Seventy now known as 1770 that would be hard to misspell for anyone. The correct spelling of Bundaburg Queensland, is Bundaberg.
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The Great Barrier Reef runs along the Australian Queensland Coast, there are many towns from Central Queensland to Far North Queensland that offer Great Barrier Reef tours, such as fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, cruises to Great Barrier Reef Islands, even Reef Walking and Surfing, some Islands on the Great Barrier Reef offer accommodation from Resort Style to Camping. The Southern End of the Great Barrier Reef begins from the Town of 1770 on the Queensland Discovery Coast, and extends North past Cairns, Port Douglas and Cook Town.
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