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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Commercial Hotel, Warwick, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Post & Telegraph Office, Warwick, 1899'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Warwick Court House, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Members of the Warwick Fire Brigade at Queen's Park, 1899'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Grafton and Guy Streets, Warwick, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Nursing staff in front of the Warwick District Hospital, ca. 1899'

Commercial Hotel, Warwick, ca. 1899

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1899
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In 1898 the Commercial Hotel was purchased by Peter Mathison from Mrs Evenden and the building was completely renovated, inside and outside, to provide first class accommodation. Much later, the hotel was demolished and on its site was built a modern hotel/motel called the Horse and Jockey Inn.
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: