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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Warwick branch of the Queensland National Bank, ca. 1888'

Warwick branch of the Queensland National Bank, ca. 1888

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1888
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The Queensland National Bank, launched by a group of Queensland pastorialist and merchants, opened its branch in Warwick on 7th September1875. The bank proved very popular with the farming community. This photograph shows the bank next to the Warwick Argus newspaper office. (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)

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