Welcome to all that have found and/or are part of this wonderful project. The Country Roads Project is a collaborative project between, the State Library of Queensland, Toowoomba Regional Council and the historical groups within the area. Our goal is to collect, preserve and promote the history of our region.
We’re focussing on the three P’s, the People (both past and present), the Places (not just towns but buildings, stations, and other historically significant sites and locations), and the Providence (the stories that have been told and passed down). Okay I admit that I only chose the word Providence because “Yarn” didn’t roll off the tongue as easily.
Each week we’ll be putting up some information up about the project, and/or some historical titbit of information that I or one of our partners have found. (Now I’ll give you fair warning that humour will also be sprinkled throughout from now on and you’ll get to know my “different” sense of humour as we go along, I aim to make you laugh or at least groan with each post – Jamie T.).
For those that are interested the pictures that were used to make up the banner are from the State Library of Queensland collection and are (left to right):
- Clifton Arms Hotel on King Street, Clifton, 1897
- St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, Crows Nest, ca. 1908
- Lyvill’s homestead between Yarraman and Upper Yarraman
- Streetscape of Campbell Street, Oakey, 1954
- Hotel in Goombungee, 1907
- Milk train a Millmerran, 1933
- Township of Highfields north of Toowoomba, Queensland 1880
- Butter Factory, Pittsworth, ca. 1910
We look forward to seeing you next week.