19 Jul 2019

Mackay community members are urged to share their memorabilia to help mark the Port of Mackay’s 80th anniversary on Sunday 25 August.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said some of the treasured items will be showcased as part of a commemorative exhibition at the Maritime Carnival in Old Mulherin Park.

“We’ve engaged Dr Melanie Piddocke, Museum Development Officer for Central Queensland (Queensland Museum) to develop and curate the exhibition,” Mr Fertin said.

“Many people from the Mackay community have contributed to and enjoyed the life of the harbour since it was first opened in 1939.

“If you have items, particularly photos or documents, relating to the history and use of the port, we would love to hear from you and be able to share these with the Mackay community.”

Items may be donated to the corporate collection of NQBP or scanned and returned to you to be reproduced in the exhibition with your permission.

The Museum Development Officer will be at the Old Town Hall, 63 Sydney Street, to view and scan items on Wednesday 24 July, between 8am and 4pm.

If you have any questions about items of interest, contact Dr Melanie Piddocke, Museum Development Officer, melanie.piddocke@qm.qld.gov.au or 4960 1635.