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(4 pictures)
Picture relating to Brooyar State Forest 1 - titled 'Brooyar State Forest 1'
Picture relating to Widgee - titled 'Brooyar State Forest'
Picture relating to Mount Scoria - titled 'Mount Scoria'
Picture relating to Cania Gorge National Park - titled 'Cania Gorge National Park'

Brooyar State Forest 1

contributed by JohnH, taken in June 1998
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This State Forest is located about 25 km west of Gympie. The hoop pine plantations were planted there from about 1950 to 1980. Single men (two to a room) camped in these three-room barracks. A kitchen was on one end and a galley (an open areas that contained an open fire place and a table or two) and a shower (the bucket type) was attached to the back of the barracks.

These barracks were standard accommodation throughout Queensland for workers employed by the Forestry Department. These 'new' style barracks were built from about 1950 to the late 1960s. The older barracks were made of canvas.

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