The Tropical Queensland Sugar Cane Industry: a structural and material survey, 1872 to 1955

Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (1994) The Tropical Queensland Sugar Cane Industry: a structural and material survey, 1872 to 1955. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The aim of this project is to survey and document examples of extant structures and artefacts, and former major sites; and to make recommendations for their preservation and restoration where appropriate. The area surveyed will be that of the northern mill areas (from Ingham to Mossman) and the industry as it was prior to 1955 when mechanization was just beginning to change the nature of sugar cane cultivation, harvesting, handling and milling.

In each mill area examples of structures and artefacts will be viewed, photographed and documented. The geographical size of the area to be surveyed is prohibitive both to making an adequate study of the entirety and to conducting truly scholarly field work. It is unavoidable that remarkable examples worthy of and even in urgent need of preservation and /or restoration will have been missed. Nonetheless, never before has the Queensland sugar cane industry been studied from this perspective making this study one of intrinsic significance and value.

Item ID: 63662
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: material culture; sugar industry; artifacts; agricultural machinery; built structures; North Queensland
Funders: Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 23:17
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation @ 35%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210203 Materials Conservation @ 35%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar @ 35%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950303 Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage @ 35%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 30%
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