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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Bank of New South Wales building, Stanthorpe, 1885'

Bank of New South Wales building, Stanthorpe, 1885

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1885
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Timber building with a shingle roof situated on a corner allotment. A man stands with his horse outside. Other shops can be seen in the street.
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 - 15 ed.)

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