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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'First Methodist Church, Warwick, ca. 1900'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'St. Mark's Church of England in Warwick, ca. 1900'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Masonic Hall in Warwick, ca. 1900'
Picture relating to Upper Freestone - titled 'Bales of wool being pulled by a traction engine at Upper Freestone, ca. 1900'
Picture relating to Charleville - titled 'Wool team passing through Charleville, ca. 1900'

First Methodist Church, Warwick, ca. 1900

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1900
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This first Methodist Church on the Darling Downs was opened and consecrated in September 1858 in Warwick. It was a strongly constructed, simple slab structure, built on two acres of land granted by the government. It was situated in Victoria Street on the second allotment from the corner of Palmerin Street. The first Methodist service in Warwick had been held three years previously in the old Court House. (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)

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