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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Warwick General Hospital, ca. 1866'

Warwick General Hospital, ca. 1866

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1866
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The First Hospital, built of locally made bricks, opened in 1866, on the site immediately behind Scots College. This hospital replaced on old slab hut on Hudson's Hill, now East Warwick.
Warwick was the first town on the Darling Downs established in 1849 on the banks of the Condamine River. The rich grazing land around the area supports horse and cattle studs, fine wool and grain. In 1871 the railway from Ipswich came through. Warwick is situated 158km south west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway. (Information taken from: M. Barca, Explore Historic Australia, 2002)

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