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Barcaldine fire, 1909

Devastation caused by a fire in Barcaldine Queensland, August 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 46712

About 3.30am on August 10, 1909, a train cleaner saw flames coming from Joseph Dias’ store in Oak St in Barcaldine, between Emerald and Longreach in Central Queensland. Within minutes the fire quickly took hold and spread to an adjoining saddler’s shop. The alarm was quickly raised – “the train alarm whistle, scour whistle, and … Read more

Planting the Peanut in Kingaroy

Peanut silos at Kingaroy 1934, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg 199670

Guest Blogger: Caitlin Trout, 2016 Mittleheuser student internship  Kingaroy is an agricultural town that is the centre of Australia’s peanut industry. It is located in the South Burnett Region of Queensland, north-west of the state capital Brisbane. The town has rich volcanic soil, which is extremely fertile and has helped the agricultural industry in Kingaroy become … Read more