Meeting 2nd April 2024 at 1.30pm


The 1860s was the decade before gold was discovered at Stockyard Creek (Foster). Far from being uninhabited, Corner Inlet and Stockyard Creek were teaming with industry. The timber traders, Chinese fisherman, miners and pastoralists used the waters of the inlet rather than the land. Tall ships and boats were in such number that the government built a lighthouse and customs station at the entrance of the inlet, and of course there was the mutiny.

Come and join us as Local Historian, Dr Cheryl Glowrey will talk about this early decade in the history of the district.

Members, guests and the general public are welcome. Members are asked to bring a plate. Tea and coffee available after the talk.

Venue: Crawford Hall, access via the car park ramp.

Image: Snake Island Lighthouse 1860s