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,…

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…

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…