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Chinchilla in Pugh's Almanac 1876-1900

An annual commercial guide to Queensland businesses, places and events. It was published early in the year summarising significant events from the previous year and listing tides, weather, astronomical and historical data supplemented by a directory of government and non-government professions and businesses. Date range: 1859-1927.


1876 Charley’s Creek listed as unsettled area Chinchilla Station, post via Dalby

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1877 Charleys creek listed as unsettled, but with West, Henry Thorn

Chinchilla Station , Australian and New Zealand Land Company

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1878

1 Senior and 1 constable

Station Master John H Stark

Chinchilla Railway Station: Officer in Charge F Cosgrove

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1879

Postmaster R Beattie; has electric telegraph station,

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1880

Station 202 miles from Brisbane; station master K Black; postmaster J Laidlaw;

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1881

Chinchilla -one constable; postmaster J Laidlaw;

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1882 Senior constable W Donaldson; non-official post J Heap;

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1883 Senior constable W Donaldson and one other; Station Master J Heep; Head Teacher Norman F Davis; Non-Official post master J Heep; Burncluith station J L Kelly; Chinchilla Station JS Jessop; Speculation station J Wallace;

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1884 Senior constable W Donaldson and one other; head teacher E Boult (?unclear); Non-Official post master J Marwin (unclear); Burncluith station J L Kelly; Chinchilla Station JS Jessop; Speculation station J Wallace;

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1885 Senior constable W Donaldson and one other; head teacher Sarah Laidlaw; Non-Official post master D Merritt; Burncluith station J L Kelly; Chinchilla station Gordon Sandeman; Speculation station J Wallace;

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1886 visiting police magistrate C K Haly; Senior Constable K Johnstone; head teacher Pat Houston; Non-Official post master D Merritt;

Burncluith station Union Bank of Australia Ltd; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station J Wallace; Weambilla station Bank of Australia (all entries unclear)

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1887 visiting police magistrate C K Haly; Sergeant Thomas Manton, and 1 constable; Acting land agent T Manton; head teacher Pat Houston; post master D Merritt;

Justice of Peace – JD Macansh jnr.;

Post to Auburn via Chinchilla; Burncluith station Union Bank of Australia Ltd; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station J Wallace; Weambilla station Bank of Australia

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1888 Returning officer for Murilla, John Donald Macansh jnr.; Sergeant Thomas Manton and 1 constable; head teacher Pat Houston; Acting land agent T Manton; post master D Merritt;

Justice of Peace – JD Macansh jnr.; post to Auburn via Chinchilla;

Bodumba station AE & AH Devine; Burncluith station Union Bank of Australia Ltd; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station Jane Wallace; Weambilla station Bank of Australasia

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1889 Returning officer for Murilla, John Donald Macansh jnr.; 1 Senior and 1 constable; head teacher Pat Houston; Acting land agent J Carroll; post master D Merritt;

Justice of Peace – JD Macansh jnr.; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla; post to Auburn via Chinchilla;

Bodumba station AE & AH Devine; Burncluith station Union Bank of Australia Ltd; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station Jane Wallace; Weambilla station Bank of Australasia

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1890 Returning officer for Murilla, John Donald Macansh jnr.; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; 1 Senior and 1 constable; head teacher Pat Houston; Acting land agent J Carroll; post master D Merritt;

Justice of Peace – JD Macansh jnr.; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla; post to Auburn via Chinchilla;

Bodumba station (via Chinchilla) AE & AH Devine; Burncluith station Union Bank of Australia Ltd; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station Qld Investment and Mortgage Co; Weambilla station Bank of Australasia

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1891 Returning officer for Murilla, John Donald Macansh jnr.; 1 Senior and 1 constable; head teacher Alex Walls;

Justice of Peace – JD Macansh jnr.; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla;

Bodumba station (Warwick) AE & AH Devine; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station Qld Investment and Mortgage Co; Weambilla station Bank of Australasia

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1892 1 Senior constable and 1 tracker; head teacher Alex Walls; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla;

Parcel Post Office;

Bodumba station (via Chinchilla) AE & AH Devine; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; ; Weambilla station Bank of Australasia

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1893 Postal route to Durah -MacIntyres’ -Turner’s -Woolshed, via Chinchilla; Assistant District Registrar Sen Con J Warner; 1 Senior constable and 1 tracker; head teacher Alex Walls; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla; Parcel Post Office;

mail run route Chinchilla to Turner’s, then McIntyre’s, then Woolshed, then Seven Oaks, Pelican, Fairyland, and Durah; (in the 1950s, our address was Seven Oaks, Durah Road. BRR)

Bodumba station (via Chinchilla) AE & AH Devine; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Qld National Bank; Weambilla station HM Nelson

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1894 Assistant District Registrar Sen Con J F Higman; Surveyor L Shield; 1 constable and 1 tracker; head teacher Alex Walls; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; pharmaceutical chemists SHS Sneyd, Hawkswood via Chinchilla; Parcel Post Office; Postal Note Office; post to Greenaway via Chinchilla;

Bodumba station (via Leyburn) AE & AH Devine; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Qld National Bank; Weambilla station HM Nelson;

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1895 Con J F Higman; head teacher Alex Walls;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; Justice of Peace Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; Justice of Peace Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo;

Post to Greenaway via Chinchilla;

Chinchilla—208 miles W by the S & W rail single fare, 84/7, 22/8; return, 61/11, 88/6; see Western timetable;

Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Qld National Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie; branch of Qld Govt Savings Bank

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1896 Con J F Higman; 1 constable and 1 tracker; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent; head teacher Wm C Liddle;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; JP Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; JP F H Needham, Chinchilla; JP Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo; JP AJM Whittaker, Auburn, Chinchilla;

post to the following localities via Chinchilla – Coondara, Graveyard, Greenaway, Hawkwood, Speculation, Weambilla, Wombo;

Burncluith station AJS Bank; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Qld National Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie;

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1897 Constable JA Murphy; 1 constable, 1 tracker; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent; head teacher Wm C Liddle;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; JP Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; JP F H Needham, Chinchilla; JP Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo; JP AJM Whittaker, Auburn, Chinchilla;

post to the following localities via Chinchilla –Auburn, Barncluith, Burncluith, Canaga, Durah, Coondara, Fairyland, Fairy Meadow, Graveyard, Greenaway, Hawkwood, Monmouth, Pelican, Seven Oaks, Speculation, Weambilla, Wombo;

Burncluith station AJS Bank; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Qld National Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie;

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1898 Constable JA Murphy; 1 constable, 1 tracker; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; head teacher Wm C Liddle;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; JP Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; JP Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo; JP AJM Whittaker, Auburn, Chinchilla;

post to the following localities via Chinchilla –Auburn, Barncluith, Burncluith, Canaga, Durah, Coondara, Fairyland, Fairy Meadow, Graveyard, Greenaway, Hawkwood, Monmouth, Pelican, Seven Oaks, Speculation, Weambilla, Wombo;

Burncluith station AJS Bank; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Australian Joint Stock Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie;

Storekeeper George Conroy

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1899 Member of Parliament for Murilla, W Moore, Jundah, Chinchilla; Constable JA Murphy; 1 constable, 1 tracker; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent; head teacher Wm C Liddle;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; JP Arthur R Henry, Chinchilla; JP Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; JP Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo; JP AJM Whittaker, Auburn, Chinchilla;

mail run route Chinchilla to Turner’s, then McIntyre’s, then Woolshed, then Seven Oaks, Pelican, Fairyland, Canaga and Durah; (in the 1950s, our address was Seven Oaks, Durah Road. BRR)


Burncluith station AJS Bank; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Australian Joint Stock Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie

post to the following localities via Chinchilla –Auburn, Barncluith, Burncluith, Canaga, Durah, Coondara, Fairyland, Fairy Meadow, Graveyard, Greenaway, Hawkwood, Monmouth, Pelican, Seven Oaks, Speculation, Weambilla, Wombo;

Rail fare to Chinchilla, 203 miles, single fare, 84/7, 22/3 ; return, 51/11, 33/6;

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1900 Constable JA Murphy + Govt land agent ; 1 constable, 1 tracker; Police Magistrate visits from Dalby; Station Master JR Allan, also Govt Savings Bank agent; head teacher Wm C Liddle;

Justice of Peace S W Bassingthwaighte, Riversdale; JP Arthur R Henry, Chinchilla; JP Robert Mackie, Fairy Meadow; JP WH H Price, Seven Oaks, Chinchilla; JP Edgar Boyne van Steiglitz, Wombo; JP Jonathan Turner snr, Chinchilla ;

post to the following localities via Chinchilla –Auburn, Barncluith, Boonaga, Burncluith, Canaga, Durah, Coondara, Fairyland, Fairy Meadow, Graveyard, Greenaway, Hawkwood, Hilltop, Monmouth, Pelican, Seven Oaks, Speculation, Weambilla, Wombo;

mail run route Chinchilla to Durah . Chinchilla to Turner’s (3 miles); then McIntyre’s (3 miles); then Woolshed (3 miles);, then Seven Oaks (3 miles); Pelican (1 Mile); Fairyland (12 miles); Canaga (6 miles); Durong (8 miles); and Durah (8 miles).

Burncluith station AJS Bank; Chinchilla station AJS Bank; Speculation station, Australian Joint Stock Bank; Weambilla station R Mackie.

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