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…

A Plain History

This week’s topic is thanks to digging through the collection and coming across the “Jondaryan Shire Handbook” from June 1977. I got all excited, thinking it would be like an almanac and I’d surely get an interesting story out of it. Nope. What I did find was a nice concise history of the old shire,…

A Thrifty Link To The Past

Prior to the hardware being built on the site, there were five premises on this stretch of Bridge Street from the Western Line Hotel to John Street. H. G. Kath’s grocery store, H. B. Shennan’s machinery shop and a hairdressing salon also owned by Mr Shennan. In December 1939, a fire tore through the businesses…

Grin and Bear it

This week I had a topic chosen for me. Early Tuesday morning I had an enquiry about the Oakey Rugby Fields and so I thought, while I’m digging up information I might as well make it into this weeks post (or is that, my goal for this week is to try and make it to…

Library Stock

Now by the end of today’s little tale I’m sure you will all think that I have severe ADHD (if you don’t already think it). A few weeks back the “abattoir smell” was really strong around Oakey. When I was asked what it was, I promptly responded that it was the stock yards that they…

Past the Post

I’ll admit that this week I was struggling to come up with something to write about, so I started digitising my third folder of historical photos and came across some pictures of the Oakey Post Office. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we stumbled across some old defence force images while showing…

Knowing hall about it

Well here’s to another week digitising photos from the Oakey Local Studies Collection. Here’s a photo I found of the old Country Club Hotel (the young ones know it as Bernborough Tavern) what I’d really be interested in knowing is if anyone can tell me what the hall to the right of it is? I remember visiting…