The Calophyllum Shore – A Cardwell Memoir
The Calophyllum Shore – A Cardwell Memoir is our Historical Society’s first publication and another 150th annversary project.
Launched in April 2011, it offers a detailed insight into the intriguing history of Cardwell, the first shipping port in Australia’s far north east.
The author, the late Sandy Hubinger (1912-2005) was born and died in Cardwell and his four grandparents were among Cardwell’s pioneers in the 1860s.
The book has a 16 page index of family names and begins with a unique local perspective into pre-pioneering history when Aboriginal communities were the only occupiers of this land. It also traces the local route of the landmark Edmund Kennedy expedition in 1848.