The John Oxley Library 75th anniversary white gloves tour continues with our latest trip to the Granite Belt region. Timed to coincide with the “At Our Table” event at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism at Stanthorpe, a range of treasures from the library’s collections were on display for the day.
Amongst the items of local interest on display were an early album of images of Warwick, a register of plantings in the gardens of Talgai Station and early registers of the Allora School of Arts and the Warwick Hotel.
In line with the “At Our Table” theme, recipes were a focus in the selection of items. The earliest known handwritten notebook of recipes and remedies was on display and will be included in all future white gloves tours. Kept by Phillis Clark at East Talgai Station in the 1860s, it is one of our most important treasures. Also able to be viewed was an early register kept at the Warwick Hotel, containing various recipes used by the hotel.
The tour continues on 24th and 25th August with presentations at the Stanthorpe, Allora and Warwick libraries.