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(10 pictures)
Picture relating to Eidsvold - titled 'Eidsvold Post Office, 1889'
Picture relating to Eidsvold - titled 'Heights of Alma mine buildings, Eidsvold district, 1889'
Picture relating to Eidsvold - titled 'Workers and their families having a break at the Mount Craven mine, Eidsvold, 1889'
Picture relating to Brisbane River - titled 'First permanent Victoria Bridge over the Brisbane River ca. 1889'
Picture relating to Hamilton - titled 'Suburb of Hamilton seen from Dickson's Hill, Brisbane, ca. 1889'
Picture relating to South Brisbane - titled 'South Brisbane and wharves viewed from a hill, ca. 1889'
Picture relating to Noosa River - titled 'Logs being rafted down the Noosa River, ca.1889'
Picture relating to Brisbane River - titled 'Man sitting in a rowboat in the serene waters of Hamilton Reach, Brisbane River, ca. 1889'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Customs House Brisbane, 1889'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'South Brisbane Reach of the Brisbane River, ca. 1889'

Eidsvold Post Office, 1889

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1889
(contact QldPics about this picture)

Norwegian named town in the Burnett River country of central Queensland. The area was first settled in 1848 by the Scottish Archer brothers, Charles and Thomas, who migrated to Australia from Norway, to where their parents had moved in 1825. Eidsvold s halcyon days followed the discovery of gold in 1887 and the region kept producing ore for more than 60 years before it ran out. Today, the town the Archer brothers named for their parent s adopted homeland is the commercial centre for prime beef producers. The nearby Waruma Dam is a playground for swimmers, sailors and water-skiers. (Information taken from: Internet travel database 2005, retreived 13 May 2005, from <http://www.travelmate.com.au/Places/Places.asp?TownName=Eidsvold_%5C_QLD>)

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