Olympian Effort

This week is an interesting one. I was scanning some of the old images in the collection and came across one of a group of people at the Olympia Theatre in the 1920s. As you can see, it’s quite a nice sepia pic, but then it struck me that the common local belief is that…

Something Odd turned up

Just a quick one today. I have mentioned a couple of times in the last year the Oddfellows hall and also the hall that was beside the Bernborough Tavern (The Country Club). Well this little gem came passed my desk and it’s nice to be able to say “See! I didn’t imagine it at all”.…

Food for Thought

I promise that I don’t spend all day every day digging through the collection but every now and then, usually while I’m looking for something else, I stumble across something that catches my eye and sets me off on an information treasure hunt, and yes I usually end up somewhere other than what I set…

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…

Wireless Service in Oakey

Who would’ve thought that back in the 1930’s that Oakey would hit the news for its wireless service… Wireless as in Radio (that’s pre-iTunes for the young ones reading). In 1935 the new Courier Mail 4AK radio station opened near Oakey, boasting the highest aerial in the Commonwealth. The iron lattice mast was used as…

Marching Past

  I’m sorry I missed last weeks post, I broke a wheel (tore my calf muscle) and spent the week doing nothing. I’ve just spent the whole of this week playing catch up and so the entry this week is going to be a quick one. With the deadline rolling up quickly for the Oakey Historical Museum…

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…