On This Day… Showing Oakey’s Patriotism

This month I came across this article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Friday 22 September 1916, page 4. As you all know, this year we are smack in the middle of the ANZAC 100 commemoration period and so it is no surprise that I find an article about what is happening on the home front.…

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…

Oddly Oakey

This week I thought I would dedicate the blog article to the Oakey Show, and the history of the Oakey Agricultural and Pastoral Society. It was pretty much a no brainer topic choice given that the Oakey Show is this weekend. So I dug out a couple of boxes of “stuff”, which is the technical…