Written in 1991, Cairns Historical Sketchbook explains the historical meaning behind the naming of some areas around Cairns, and the development of the area in general. The book also talks about some of the important historical buildings in Cairns City, some of which no longer exist. Embellished with Ron Edwards' beautiful sketches the book is a nice memento of a visit to the city.
Kuranda was home to Ron and Anne Edwards. This little sketch book was put together by Ron back in 1982, and contains sketches of some of the old and interesting buildings like the famous 'Bottom Pub', natural features and characters that made Kuranda unique. A walk down memory lane for many!
This book is the result of a collaboration between Mabuiag State School, Ron and Anne Edwards and the Rams Skull Press in July 1997. The artist-in-residency project was made possible through the funding support of PCAP (Priority Country Area Program). Jim Ballantyne, State School Principal at Mabuiag, played a vital role in nurturing this project. Thanks also go to the teacher Mavis Joe and the teacher's aids Annie Min and May Gigiba. Thanks also to Sophie Luffman for letting me use her computer and Linda Ballantyne for feeding us so well.