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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Stanthorpe, March 1918'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Victoria Bridge, Townsville, ca. 1918'

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Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Stanthorpe, March 1918

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1918
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Colonial homestead which was established as a Tuberculosis Sanatorium by Dr. Helen Shaw. (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 - 15th ed.)