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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Peace Procession in Stanthorpe, July 1919'
Picture relating to Biddeston - titled 'Biddeston State School tent, Queensland, 1919'

Peace Procession in Stanthorpe, July 1919

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1919
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People lining the street watching a decorated horse and cart going past, followed by a goat. The Union Jack is being held by one spectator. Shops in the street include Cafe Majestic, C. P. Sheahan Chemist and Tattersalls.
Stanthorpe is the commercial centre of the Granite Belt in Queensland. The region is unique for its wide seasonal variations, occasionally snowing in winter. The name Stanthorpe comes from the Latin word 'stannum', meaning tin, and the English word 'thorp' meaning village. The town grew around a coaching station established in 1857 and boomed in 1872 when tin was discovered near Quart Pot Creek. Fruit growing and winemaking are the two main industries in Stanthorpe today. (Information taken from: UBD Queensland Country Link Street & Travel Directory - 15 ed.)

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Creeks (open in new window) photo collection.