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Chinchilla 1891-92

The beginning of the Rabbit Boards; a hail storm; possibility of growing tobacco


Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Friday 18 November 1892, page 4


From the Government Gazette of Saturday

So much of the pastoral districts of Leichhardt and South Kennedy as is to the south of the Central Railway, and as much of the pastoral districts of Maranoa and Darling Downs as is to the north of the Southern and Western Railway and to the west of the eastern boundary of Chinchilla consolidated run has been created a district for the purposes of the Rabbit Boards Act of 1891, .under the name of the Rabbit District of Leichhardt, any run intersected by the boundaries mentioned to be considered wholly within the district in which the larger part of it is situated ; and the first election of members of the Board will take place at Springsure at noon on Thursday, the 29th of December

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Wednesday 14 December 1892, page 2


Correspondence.

THE NEW RABBIT BOARD.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE WESTERN STAR.

Sir, -1 saw an article in your last week's issue calling attention to the election of members of the new Rabbit Board, which is to take place in Springsure, and stating that it evidently should have been held in Roma, as being close to the line where the pest will have to be met.

I would point out to you that though the election is to be held in Springsure,. the board, when elected, can meet where .they like. Roma will naturally, I should think, be fixed on, being close to the centre of the southern boundary of the new district, where the fencing must be erected.

I hope there will be no delay in the new board getting to work, as rabbits are farther north than most people fancy, and not a day should be lost in getting the railway fence netted from near Morven to Chinchilla.

-I am, &c.,

W. WOOD. Burenda, December 8, 1892.

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Monday 12 December 1892, page 5


MINISTERIAL TRIP TO CHARLEVILLE.

As stated in Saturday's issue, the Colonial Secretary returned to Brisbane from Charleville at 5 40 p m on Friday with the Postmaster General, the Minister for Lands, and others

The next break in the journey was at Chinchilla, at which place the court house is no longer used. The Colonial Secretary has under consideration the advisableness of having it removed to some other locality. He also inspected the police quarters and lockup, and gave instructions to have the buildings painted. At Miles he made a Similar inspection, and ordered the buildings to be painted.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Tuesday 1 September 1891, page 3


NEWS OF THE DAY.

Senior Constable James Warner, stationed at Chinchilla, reports to Sub-inspector Graham, at Toowoomba, that a young man named Arthur Bolton, a son of Mr. Bolton, stationmaster at Warra, met with a serious accident on Sunday, the 23rd ult. It appears that young Bolton and his brother were out after cattle, and when returning homo they started at racing speed. When crossing under the railway bridge at Warra, the horses collided, and Arthur Bolton and his horse were thrown to the ground. The lad was seriously hurt by the fall, so much so that he is not expocted to live, he was taken to the Dolby Hospital on the following day. On the Tuesday inflammation set in, and the doctor has little hopes of his recover; Young Bolton is about 17 years of age ; he was a universal favourite with all who knew him, and the sad accident has called forth expressions of sorrow and sympathy from all parts of the district.

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Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Saturday 24 December 1892, page 4


Queensland News. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH] [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.] ROMA. Friday, December 23. Mr. Thomas Cooke, a well known engine-driver, died suddenly, at Chinchilla, this morning. He worked his train down yesterday morning all right. Heart disease is supposed to have been the immediate cause of death. The deceased was a native of Ipswich; being the second son of the late Sergeant James Cooke, who was drill-instructor in the old No. 2 Rifles for over twenty years. Mr. Thomas Cooke has a number of relations and friends in Ipswich, all of whom will regret to hear of his sudden death.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Saturday 5 September 1891, page 2


Mr. Samuel Lamb, the Government tobacco expert, who is at present at Chinchilla, intends calling at Toowoomba on his return to Brisbane, probably about Tuesday next, when he will be happy to meet anyone interested in tobacco culture. Intelligence of his movements may be obtained from Mr. J. S. M'Intyre.

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Tuesday 13 October 1891, page 6


A SITE FOR THE OVERSEA COLONY."

A SUGGESTION OF GENERAL BOOTH

This district contains coal in quantity, though no other minerals have been found. In '65 was a clerk in the Roads Department and my head quarters were at Charley's Creek, not far from the present Chinchilla Railway Station, and in taking a short cut once from the camp to the Condamine township I had to cross the Conda-mine River at a shallow somewhere about half way between the two places After I had ridden across and up the bank it struck me as singular that all the stones in the shallow were black, so hanging my horse up I walked back and found that all the stones were coal, evidently having been washed out of a seam during a flood.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Tuesday 15 December 1891, page 3


The Weather and the Crops.

. A correspondent at Chinchilla writing yesterday, says: - On Saturday 12th, we had a storm with hailstones or rather blocks of ice as big as a good-sized tea cup. One was picked up while they were falling, and it was nine ounces in weight. There were larger ones than that, but we would not risk picking out the largest one for fear of being knocked down by one of them. They killed several fowls.

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Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), Friday 20 May 1892, page 7


QUEENSLAND.

. The secretary of the Queensland Country Mission has received the last report of the reporteur, written from Mitchell on the 10th instant. After leaving Dalby, from which place his last report was written, he drove to Macalistcr, calling at the houses of the lengthsmen along the line, and making a few sales. Next he visited Warra station, and went on to Chinchilla, where he held, a service on Easter Sunday. No sales were made here, owing to the poverty of the people,

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Wednesday 17 August 1892, page 2


GENERAL NEWS.

.' A New Reformer. — There is a man up Chinchilla way (says the Dalby Herald) who has neither vote nor interest in elections, whose name is sufficient to give any one six months in gaol who is heard using it ; and whose breath is warranted to move ten tons. This individual designates himself 'The promoter of the great organisation for political reform.' Last week we learn he visited the Christianborg Saw Mills trying to get a petition signed, praying for something like the suspension of the Governor, the abolition of all members of' Parliament who can afford, to pay their way, and a big social upheaval generally. We are not informed whether a reward has yet been offered for the capture of this 'political reformer,' or whether he is regarded as harmless.

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 29 October 1892, page 832


Land Courts.

DALBY. Before Commissioner Warner, on the 6th instant.

SELECTIONS. — Conditionally approved: E. Quirk, 640a., Chinchilla; Certificates. —Granted, subject to approval of Land Board: A. Thomas,400a., Chinchilla.

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 10 December 1892, page 1146


Current News.

At a Land Court held at Dalby on the Ist instant, the following matters were dealt with :— George Cuthell, 313 acres, Chinchilla; conditionally approved.

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 16 May 1891, page 4


GENERAL NEWS.

Land Court Daley, — The following business was transacted on 7th instant, before Mr. Commissioner Warner : —

For certificates : No, 1151, August Albrecht, area 800 acres, Chinchilla, granted;

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 13 June 1891, page 1112


Land Courts.

DALBY. Before Commissioner Warner, on the 4th instant. Grazing Farms. — Conditionally approved: W. and P. M'lntyre, 3000 a. each, Chinchilla;

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 13 June 1891, page 4


GENERAL NEWS.

Petty Debts.— The following cases were disposed of yesterday morning by the Police Magistrate : A. & D. Munro v James Walsh (Chinchilla), iron, £5 ; verdict for £4 with costs 7s. 6d; same v C. Althaus, timber £5 0 2d. ; verdict for the amount with costs 14s

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Monday 26 December 1892, page 6


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

(From Saturday's Government Gazette.)

Senior constable J Warner, to be assistant district registrar of births and deaths at Chinchilla, for the registry district of Darling Downs North

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Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Monday 16 February 1891, page 3


Official Notifications.

Tenders are also invited for fencing and gates, State school, Chinchilla, Friday, March 6;

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday 28 February 1891, page 3


LAND FOR SELECTION.

No. 348, portion 1302, Chinchilla, 640 acres ; No. 320, portion 5v, Ewer, 2965 acres

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 7 March 1891, page 4


GENERAL NEWS.

Land Court, Dalbv. — On Thursday last, before Mr. Commisioner Warner, the following applications were dealt with : — for renewal certificates: No 1252, Margaret Cumming Raff, 510 acres, Chinchilla and Warra (south), granted ; No. 1367 Margaret Cumming Raff, 388 acres. Chinchilla, granted; No. 1254, Margaret Cumming Raff 890 acres Chinchilla granted.


(the print is very pale, hard to read)

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Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Monday 21 March 1892, page 3


Official Notifications.

Francis Hogg, Sidney Bassingthwaighte, Robert Mackie, jun., Michael Karl, Patrick Henry, and Alexander Walls, to be trustees of the reserve for cemetery, parish of Chinchilla; '

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Friday 25 March 1892, page 7


GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK.

THE YEAR'S OPERATIONS.

During the year branches have been established at Chinchilla, Kuranda, Limestone, Petrie-terrace, and South Brisbane;

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Monday 25 July 1892, page 6


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

[From Saturday's Government Gazette.)

K. Quirk has been appointed pound-keeper at Chinchilla for the ensuing twelve months ;

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