Make your own free website on Tripod.com

history_conn_22487.gif

Home | General Index - A-L | General Index - M-Z | State of Sugar Industry | Sugar Commission 1889 | 1889 Sugar Commission Witnesses | Sugar Royal Commission | Cassowary Coast Historically Listed Sites & Timelines | George Edgar Adams | Sholto Stillingflat Bowles | James Walker Cutten - Bingil Bay | Mr George Kerr | Richard Jones | Martin O'Donohue | James O'Halleran | Arthur Edward Pywell | Daintree | 'Felton Homestead' Darling Downs | Port Douglas | Health | FNQ Place Names | About Us | Contact Us | Historical Books - Search | Reference Books On-Line | Historical Societies

Richard Jones

Main Beach Port Douglas 1935
hcportdouglas1935.jpeg
www.slq.qld.gov.au

In 1888 Mr Richard Jones, who had been a farmer for eight years on the Mossman, and was now a Produce Merchant in Port Douglas dealing principally in maize, with about 400 tons passing through his hands annually, felt that the climate was not particularly suitable for this crop. The average price per bushel was about 3s 6d with the average yield of about twenty-five bushels per acre.

 

He also dealt with around 8,000 bunches of bananas, 400-500 cases of mangoes, and smaller quantities of oranges, with the mangoes going chiefly to Brisbane, Sydney and various other southern towns.

History Connections * 26 Bingil Bay Road * Bingil Bay * Queensland * 4852 * ABN 74192722377 peterjkel@bigpond.com