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Wish You Were Here – Vintage Postcards of Toowoomba

Horses and carriages in Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland. Undated. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 4831-0005-0021

Today’s tour of turn-of-the-20th-century Toowoomba is brought to you by digitised postcards from our collection, while the commentary is provided by Darling Downs, Queensland, the garden of Australia, a book produced by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau in 1908. So make yourself comfortable and get ready to discover “the garden of Australia”. Let the tour … Read more

5 heritage-listed buildings for Toowoomba Open House

Drayton Post Office 1932. (Formerly Royal Bull's Head Inn). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 67816

On 17 and 18 October, Toowoomba Open House returns with a number of buildings opening their doors for public viewing. The following 5 heritage-listed buildings form part of this year’s itinerary. 5. Toowoomba Railway Station Toowoomba Railway Station represents an important site in the study of the railway network of Queensland. As the focal point of one … Read more