Interruption to Services

Today’s short notice is just to let you know that after 96 posts, 7 pages, and around 1500 views I’m leaving and so there will be a slight delay in the next couple of months while they find someone to take up the reins. But as a last post let me show you the most…

The Great War in Great Outlines

Something new for the New Year this year.  The Australian Army Flying Museum (Oakey) working with Toowoomba Regional Council are proudly hosting an exhibition for the Belgium Embassy this January, ‘The Great War in Great Outlines’. “To commemorate the centennial of the first world war, the Belgian embassy in Canberra is organizing a touring exhibition in Australia.…

On This Day… On a Roll (or off it)

It seams not a lot happens in December around the region. Looking back 100 years there was articles about troop movements and what this country and that were doing as part of World War I, and so I decided to go further back and checked out what was happening 150 years ago. As you would…

Photo of the Week – Hay look at this!

The photo I’ve chosen for this month is the silo built on “The Towers”, Crosshill taken in 1963. Originally designed to hold loose hay. Lined inside with flat iron, wood and steel bands outside on 45 poles approximately 2 feet (60cm) apart and 35 feet (10.5m) high. Silo blew down in 1964 during a wind…

On This Day… ANZACs in Action

While this week’s article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 18 November 1916, page 5 isn’t about the local region, but instead is the letter home of a local man from the trenches. After a little digging I discovered that Wilbraham Lee FOWLER (1887 – 1917), Landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and was…