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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'First Prize Certificate presented by the Border Agricultural, Horticultural and Mining Society at their first Agricultural Exhibition, Stanthorpe, 1876'

First Prize Certificate presented by the Border Agricultural, Horticultural and Mining Society at their first Agricultural Exhibition, Stanthorpe, 1876

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1876
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First Annual Exhibition was held on Easter Monday 17 april, 1876. This certificate was presented to Mr T. N. Rose for the best collection of vegetables. The Honorary Secretary was Jas. C. Dexter. (Description supplied with photograph)
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.