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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Bank of New South Wales at Warwick, ca. 1873'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'P. J. Whelan's Dispensary in Palmerin Street, Warwick, ca. 1873'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Helene Street Bridge across the Condamine River, Warwick, ca. 1873'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Construction of the first permanent Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, ca. 1873'
Picture relating to Hamilton - titled 'View of the Brisbane suburb of Hamilton, ca. 1873'

Bank of New South Wales at Warwick, ca. 1873

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1873
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This first building was erected by the bank in Palmerin Street opposite the Warwick Dispensary in 1871 and opened for business in February 1872. After the erection of a new stone building, again in Palmerin Street, this first building was taken over by the then recently established (1885) Royal Bank of Queensland, in 1887.
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)

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: