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.…

Photo of the Week – Dillon Family

The photo I’ve chosen for this month is of the Dillon Family circa. 1940. LtoR: Dorrie Pederson (worked in office at Keongs), Ethel Mac (cousin from Sydney), Mrs Minnie Dillon, Cynthia Dillon (daughter of Minnie, worked at Chemist). The Dillon Residence and school tuckshop was located on the corner of Campbell and Lorrimer Streets.

Photo of the Week – School Harvest

The photo I’ve chosen for this month is of Aylmer Campbell’s Farm circa. 1935. The image shows harvesting on Aylmer Campbell’s farm, which is where the Oakey State High School now stands. This was taken before the main Toowoomba Road (Campbell Street) cut through the farm.