Drop into The Museum Shop to purchase books about local history.

Just email – – or ring us (07) 40964020 with your order of books or Irvinebank products. We will email you back with a quote for your purchase including postage and package.


Angor to ZillmantonAngor to Zillmanton
by Colin Hopper
462 pages. The stories of North Queensland’s deserted towns. This book makes an excellent resource book it contains town maps, the names of landowners, a list of towns and camps. An Excellent book.
$70. + postage & handling

Barefoot Among the BindiesBarefoot through the Bindies
by Marion Houldsworth. 235 pages. A story about growing up in North Queensland in 1901. A joy to read.
$30. + postage & handling

Outback QueenslandDiscovery Guide to Outback Queensland
Queensland Museum Publishing
This full, colour guide leads travellers through a diverse environment, with its sometimes curious animals and plants, and a history of human endeavour that reaches back more than 17,000 years.
$30. + postage & handling

Failure Of JusticeFailure of Justice
an Eacham Historical Society Publication
This long awaited second edition of the Irvinebank Massacre is a true and intriguing story of the murder of innocent aborigines by Troopers of the Queensland Native Police.
$15. + postage & handling

John Moffat of IrvinebankJohn Moffat of Irvinebank
by Ruth S. Kerr
296 pages. The complete history of John Moffat and Irvinebank.
$40. + postage & handling.

Plants of Tropical North Queensland Plants of Cape York 

Plants of Tropical North Queensland and Plants of Cape York.
by John Beasley
Compact guide with lots of information in a back-pack size book. Identifying plants using photographs and vegetation zones. This books are for everyone interested in the plants of Far North Queensland.
$25 each. + postage & handling

Up the Palmerston Up the Palmerston Vol 2 Up the Palmerston Vol 3             Up the Palmerston
by Mike Rimmer.  The history of the Cairns hinterland up to 1920 Vol 1, 2, 3.  Up the Palmerston is the result of over 30 years of research into the Cairns hinterland and its special places and characters.
$30. each + postage & handling

Wildlife of Tropical North QueenslandWildlife of Tropical North Queensland
A Queensland Museum publication. 368 pages. A guide to the wildlife of North Queensland.
$30. + postage & handling

Alas it seems Cruel Mount Mulligan Disaster             ALAS IT SEEMS CRUEL. by Peter Bell. The story on the Mount Mulligan coal mine disaster of 1921. $30 plus postage & handling.

Cobb & Co coaching in Queensland     Cobb & Co.  Coaching in Queensland.

by Deborah Tranter. $25 plus postage & handling.

Charters-Ravenswood-Cape RiverChillagoe-Hodgkinsoncloncurry-mt-isa-glufherberton-mt-garnet                         North Queensland Deserted Towns by Colin Hooper. $35.00 each plus P&H.

irvinebank-state-school-book      Irvinebank State School Centenary by Isabel Owen. $5.00 plus P&H.



Irvinebank Post Cards available at Museum Shop $1.50 each