On This Day… – Bobby Bopping

I’ll be as close to this day as I can, if nothing of interest is happening I’ll just have stretch it out to this month. On this day 150 years ago: What do you do when the only two policemen in town try to take the other to the lock up? Well it turns out the Drayton…

Swamped With Variations

What’s in a name? Now I don’t claim to be an expert but I do enjoy a mystery and so I thought I’d throw together all the bits and pieces I could find on the possible origins of where the name Toowoomba came from. Have a read, then it’s up to you to make your…

A Minor Deviation

This week’s topic was another one of those “found while looking for something else” topics. Truth be told I can’t even remember what I was originally looking for but my eye caught the phrase “Drayton Deviation” in a different article and so I lingered a while to read. While the article was about the opening…

Steele Going Strong

This week is Children’s Book Week and so I thought I would celebrate with a famous local author. While he wasn’t a children’s author Steele Rudd’s Dad and Dave stories were a household name in the 1930s and 1940s as people tuned in on the wireless each evening for another episode of the Rudd Family…