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…

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…

Drawing the line

We’ve had some visitors interested in the history of a few of the local pubs in the area. Now as part of our preparation work for this project we raided the State Library of Queensland photo collection to see what they’ve got. One of the images is a really nice picture of the lower end…