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Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Winton Shire Hall after fire damage to its roof, 1956'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Yungaba Migrant Hostel, Ward Street, Rockhampton, 1956'
Picture relating to Gladstone - titled 'Gladstone Harbour, Queensland, ca. 1956'

Winton Shire Hall after fire damage to its roof, 1956

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1956
(contact QldPics about this picture)


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: