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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Cosmopolitan Hotel, Palmerin Street in Warwick, ca. 1874'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Panoramic view of Brisbane from Wickham Terrace, showing the first Brisbane Grammar School, ca. 1874'

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Palmerin Street in Warwick, ca. 1874

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1874
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This hotel was first licensed to Charles Colas in the year ending 30th June, 1873. In addition to offering first class accommodation, the hotel also provided good paddocking on the hotel grounds. Like most of the bigger hotels of that time, the Cosmopolitan made a part of its premises available for travelling salesmen to conduct their business when in town. (Description supplied with photograph.)
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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