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Picture relating to Croydon - titled 'Elmslie Limited store, Croydon, ca. 1897'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Cattle grazing at Wilson's Farm, near Warwick, Queensland, ca. 1897'
Picture relating to Mount Crosby - titled 'Gustav Lofgren's Farm at Mount Crosby, ca. 1897'
Picture relating to Bingera - titled 'South Sea Islander women planting sugar cane by hand at Bingera, Queensland, ca. 1897'

Elmslie Limited store, Croydon, ca. 1897

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1897
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Croydon is located in the heart of the Gulf Savannah, in north west Queensland. When first settled in the 1880s Croydon was a large pastoral holding until gold was discovered in 1885. By 1887 the town's population had reached around 7,000 and during its heyday, Croydon was the fourth largest town in the colony of Queensland.