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16 September, 2021

New manscript to recount precious family memories

15 YEARS of blood sweat and tears will come to its conclusion in the coming weeks when a passionate local resident launches a priceless manuscript dedicated to the generational tales and stories of the extended Taylor family.

By Michael Warren

Colleen Taylor will launch her manuscript at Mutchilba Community Centre in the coming weeks.

15 YEARS of blood sweat and tears will come to its conclusion in the coming weeks when a passionate local resident launches a priceless manuscript dedicated to the generational tales and stories of the extended Taylor family. 

“Cooee-Cooee” penned by writer Colleen Taylor, is a collection of stories and a timeless walk through memory lane meticulously recounted through a treasure trove of family yarns and anecdotal information. 

From wedding recollections, to poems, to favourite family anecdotes the painstakingly put together offering is not only a priceless family relic but a critical time capsule of local history that can be enjoyed by many for years to come.

 Ms Taylor will launch the manuscript during a special supper at the Mutchilba Community Centre on October 1, with Mareeba Shire Council Mayor Angela Toppin on hand to officially witness proceedings. 

“My motivation for putting this altogether is to preserve my families’ history for many years to come and for these stories to passed on to the next generation,” a proud Ms Taylor told The Express. 

“It’s a big relief to be close to launching this – it’s literally taken me 15 years to put it together. It’s kind of been written in chronological order; it starts in the 1700s and goes from there. 

“I’m beyond excited to be sharing it – I’m really proud of it and hope those that read it really enjoy it.” 

Ms Taylor also has plans to launch the book in Ingham in December. Copies of the book will be available to buy for $65. Ms Taylor will officially launch her manuscript during a special event at Mutchilba Community Centre on Friday, October 1 from 6pm. 

That will be followed by a second event on Monday, October 13 at 10am at Dimbulah’s Camp 64. 

Copies of Ms Taylor’s book are available for purchase by calling 0474 035 111.

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