Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track Archive
The Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track was a project of the Cardwell Shire Bi-Centennial Community Committee. It was constructed with assistance from various government and voluntary organisations and the local indigenous community. The 3.5 km track which runs from South Mission Beach to Kennedy Bay is named in honour of the explorer Edmund Kennedy who in 1848 landed at Tam O’Shanter Point to lead an overland expedition to Cape York. The expedition failed to reach the Cape, and ten of the thirteen party members died or were killed. Kennedy was fatally speared by Aborigines as he and his Aboriginal assistant Jacky Jacky made a last desperate dash for the Cape. The records in this collection include submissions, correspondence and minutes of meetings of several organisations involved in the construction of the track.
Archive Location: 346a, 352a; 505 (folio)
Submissions Submissions for the Edmund Kennedy Walking Track and guidelines on how to raise money. Minutes of Meetings Minutes of meetings from the Friends of The Edmund Kennedy Walking Track and the Cardwell Shire Council Bi-centennial Committee. Included is also the Cardwell Shire Community Committee attendance book. Correspondence Correspondence involving the parties participating in the development of the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track. Information General information concerning the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track and information useful for bushwalking. Costs, Equipment
and Time Schedules
Financial records such as expence sheets, time schedules and cost sheets. Publications Newsletters, factsheets and certificates from the Australian Bi-centennial Authority and pamphlets and brochures about the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track. Reports Reports from the Sub-committee of the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track to Bi-centennial Community Committee, the Cardwell Shire Council and other Sub-committees. Photographs Photographs taken by Mrs. Margaret Thorsborne during the process of constructing the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track and additional photos by an unknown photographer. Visitor's Records Visitors records of the people who have walked the Edmund Kennedy memorial Walking Track - includes Name, City-State-Country and Remarks including a visitors activity questionaire. Diaries Diaries from the volunteers who helped with the constructon of the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track. Miscellaneous Lapel badges Articles Newspaper articles regarding the Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track Maps Maps over Cardwell Countys Parish of Rockingham, Cardwell Shire Council, the Tom O'Shanter Point and a pictoral representation of Edmund Kennedy Memorial Walking Track route and program.
Archive Location: Archives, box 1
Archive Location: Archives, box 2
Archive Location: Archives, box 3
Archive Location: Archives, box 4
Articles EKWT/ARTICLES/1 Articles and newspaper clippings. Maps EKWT/MAPS/1 Maps covering the Parish of Rockingham in Cardwell County, Queensland.
Archive Location: Archives, folio 1A