C is for Clarence Walker Higham firstly and later the Cassada Sugar Mill.
Clarence Walker Higham is the second son of William James Higham and Frances Helena Margaret Walker and my second cousin twice removed. He is a grandson to Alex and Mary Jane Walker. Clarence was born on the 7th February 1905 I believe in Mirani where his father was listed on the 1903 Queensland Electoral Roll as a baker at the Mirani Bakery.
I next come across Clarence in the 1917 High School Entrance Examination where he was one of 70 students who passed the exam, he was about half way down the list of successful candidates.
|1917 'HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION.',Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), 13 December, p. 2. , viewed 02 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article173903694|
|1932 'MT. PELION', Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), 8 March, p. 10. , viewed 02 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170756906|
|1935 'ENGAGEMENT. NOTICE.', Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), 1 October, p. 4. , viewed 02 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article173336132|
|1953 'Range lands require rain ', Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), 12 January, p. 5. , viewed 03 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169920902|
|1948 'KEEN DEMAND FOR SEAFORTH ALLOTMENTS', Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), 4 March, p. 2. , viewed 03 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article171262339|
Clarence Walker Higham died on the 26th November 1964 in Queensland, Constance Cutherbert Higham died on the 29th November in Mackay, Queensland. Further research is needed to determine burial sites.
Now, continuing early Mackay history - the Cassada Sugar Mill.
Kerr, John. (1988). A Century of Sugar. Mackay, QLD: Mackay Sugar Co-operative Association Limited. p. 35, 61.