Mary Anneeta Mann is descended from these early North Queensland pioneers. Frederick Toll and his sons Walter and Benjamin arrived in Bowen in 1863, helping to open up the land for new settlement and traveling to Charters Towers after Frederick was killed. Benjamin Toll’s story describes some of those years. Edmund Mann, a seedsman with global clients and his wife Mary Ellen Mann arrived in Charters Towers in the 1880s. Their son Willie Augustus married the granddaughter of Benjamin Toll. The two Mann sons were ANZACS fighting in the Great War where Fred was killed and Benjamin Toll’s only grandson was killed on Gallipoli at the beginning of that war. Mary’s books, ANZAC the Play and Anzac to Understanding are based upon the war letters and life of her father, Willie Augustus Mann. Her other books include two editions of The Los Angeles Theatre Book, 1978 and 1984, HUBRIS, The Construction of Tragedy, Aristotle in the Theater Today, TWO FAMILY PLAYS, Maria and the Comet and The Round Table, ThuGun and Natasha, moving beyond guns and violence, Science and Spirituality edited with Leland Stewart, Poems of Woman, Editor. Mentoring Poems, Four Centuries of Collected Poetry, and There Are No Enemies, a Practical Philosophy of Life.