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Picture relating to Winton - titled 'St Patrick's Catholic Church in Winton, pre 1938'
Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Mellicks Building and the Royal Mail Hotel after the fire, Winton, Queensland, 1938'
Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Royal Mail Hotel, Winton, Queensland ablaze in 1938'
Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Mellick Building, Winton, Queensland after the fire in 1938'

St Patrick's Catholic Church in Winton, pre 1938

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1938
(contact QldPics about this picture)


Winton is located in Central Queensland, 1400km North West of Brisbane. It is the major town in a cattle and sheep raising region. Originally known as Pelican Waterhole, it was renamed Winton by Robert Allen, the first postmaster. The town of Winton was gazetted in 1879. Winton is best known as the place where Banjo Paterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and the first performance of that song. (Information taken from Walkabout website, retrieved 12 July 2007 from

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