Tuesday, 17 September 2019

TROVE TUESDAY 17th Sept 2019 COUNTRY CAPERS







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Some time back, in my  "CIRCUMNAVIGATING AUSTRALIA'S COLONIAL HISTORY " ( 11th Sept. 2018 Pt. 10 )  series, I presented a post about Maryborough, Queensland. At that time, I mentioned that there was so much more to Maryborough .. here I add a little more to the story.

You can read much of the history of Brennan & Geraghty's store here    but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words... enjoy!


   

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For a nominal entrance fee, you can explore the wonderful link to the past...now in the hands of the National Trust...
as always you can click on the image to enlarge...

 


















  






 










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TROVE has many great ads... and so much variety offered...



Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. / 1860 - 1947) Saturday 15 December 1877 p 1 Advertising











Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. / 1860 - 1947) Saturday 24 March 1894 p 3 Advertising



 Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. / 1860 - 1947) Thursday 9 April 1891 p 1 Advertising

It wasn't only the Queensland newspapers that carried news of Brennan and Geraghty's store..

Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), Wednesday 11 October 1995, page 29 (2)National Library of Australia. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130563165














So many great places for breakfast or whatever you wish .. such as   71 Wharf...

 











Then of course, you can't miss seeing Mary Poppins... even the traffic lights get into the action..





As well as the Story Bank, which refers to all things re Mary Poppins, there is the PopIn Cafe ... where "Mary Poppins" meets you at the door...
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Approximately 30 minutes SSW of Maryborough is the small town of Tiaro     /ˈtaɪroʊ/ an interesting small town established in the 1840s. The attraction for many travellers is the historic hotel, established in 1881.. though litlle history is known till 1883 when the Station Hotel licence was held by Ann Hawkins...


The hotel has been very well maintained... and is quite a busy place, not only for travellers, but for locals. it also lets rooms to workers in the area. There are obvious signs of extensions, but it all blends in beautifully and the food is great, a lot nicer than the usual pub fare...




You are spoilt for choice as to which section to dine in, but how could you go past the well presented dining room.


The long table was reserved ready for a local family's celebration...


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You can read more about the history of Tiaro here...
There is nothing quite like a journey that takes you to 
unexpected places... 
where will your Country Capers take you to?

Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennan_%26_Geraghtys_Store


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