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Seventy-Five Years at Willis Island



Chapter 1: Willis Island Today

Chapter 2: Willis Island is Conceived

Chapter 3: Willis Island is Born

Chapter 4: The Early Years

Chapter 5: Life in the 1930s
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Chapter 6: Willis Island at War (1941–42)

Chapter 7: After the War

Chapter 8: Willis Island—1960s Style

Chapter 9: The Value of Willis Island

Chapter 10: The Original Inhabitants

Appendix 1: Willis Island Milestones

Appendix 2: Willis Island Officers

Appendix 3: Log of Willis Island Observations, December 1922

Appendix 4: References


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R. McKenzie and Snifter, 1934–35. (Photograph courtesy of Ms B. McKenzie)

  R. McKenzie and Snifter

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Using a tramway, 1934–35. (Photograph courtesy of Ms B. McKenzie)

  Using a tramway

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Views in 1934–35. Note the growth of the trees since the establishment of the station in 1921, and note too that Eric Riethmuller, in Chapter 4, has mentioned the coconut palms as being planted and established in 1932 (Photographs courtesy of Ms B. McKenzie)

  View in 1934-1935

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