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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Anderson's General Store, Stanthorpe, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Newstead - titled 'Booroodabin Bowling Club at Newstead, Brisbane, 1899'
Picture relating to Canoona Creek - titled 'Canoona Creek, Queensland, ca 1899'

Anderson's General Store, Stanthorpe, ca. 1899

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1899
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Produce and general store is a timber building built on a corner. Goods are displayed on the footpath under the verandah and include bags of produce. The shop has a wrap around verandah and display windows each side of the front doors. Mr and Mrs Anderson are pictured standing outside their store.
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.)