Topic: Gen - St - Qld
Mackay too, had their day in August 1914. Packed at the wharf was the whole town ready to see off their sons.
Pic #1: At Mackay wharf, the towns folks were stacked roof high - literally - to farewell their fellow citizen soldiers at the wharf. It is an incredible scene indicating the nationalistic fervour unleashed in Mackay, something a bit more subdued in the previous pix of Rockhampton.
Looking at the streamers on the ship and the crowd packed upon the wharf, it is amazing that no injuries of any note occurred.
Pic #2: The boat departs. This boat is more of a small coastal steamer rather than anything that could ever be called a ship.
A small boat carrying an excited cargo.
Citation: Mackay August 1914