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(5 pictures)
Picture relating to Blackwater - titled 'Sandalwood loaded on a truck in Blackwater, 1935'
Picture relating to Nebo - titled 'First horse float through Nebo, ca. 1935'
Picture relating to Mareeba - titled 'Sentinel steam trucks hauling logs in Mareeba, ca.1935'
Picture relating to Hamilton - titled 'Building a retaining wall on Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton, Brisbane, ca. 1935'
Picture relating to Burleigh Heads - titled 'Smashed car on the back of a truck at Burleigh Heads, 1935'

Sandalwood loaded on a truck in Blackwater, 1935

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1935
(contact QldPics about this picture)

Blackwater is a coal mining town in central Queensland, 190 kilometres west of Rockhampton. Coal was discovered there by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1845, when the area was occupied by the Gangulu people, but commercial exploitation did not begin until 1962. The township was laid out in 1886 and the name was inspired by the dark colour of local waterholes. (Information taken from: Brian and Barbara Kennedy, Australian Place Names, 1st ed., 1989 and Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places, 1st ed., 1992)

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Mining (open in new window) photo collection.