Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, recently donated a copy of Brian Egan’s book ‘The history of Cane Pest and Disease Control Boards in Queensland’ to the Tully Library.
Mr Cripps said a large part of the success of the Queensland sugar industry over the last century has been dependent on progress made through research, development and extension services.
“Cane Pest and Disease Control Boards, now better known as Productivity Services Boards, are very important institutions for the sugar industry in the Hinchinbrook electorate” said Mr Cripps.
“Brian Egan worked in the sugar industry R, D & E sector between 1956 and 1989 and I hope people with an interest in this area take the opportunity to borrow and enjoy reading his book” he said.
Mr Cripps is pictured here with Tully Librarian Helen Pedley and Cassowary Coast Library Services Manger Alexis Adams, donating the book at the Tully Library.