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Picture relating to Winton - titled 'North Gregory Hotel after a fire in 1946'

North Gregory Hotel after a fire in 1946

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1946
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In 1878 the first North Gregory Hotel was built and it burned down in 1900. Damage in 1915 and 1946 menat that the Hotel was re-built twice before 1954, when it had a mojor rebuild. This photograph was taken after the 1946 fire. (Description supplied with photograph.)

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

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