Rail Trail (Imbil)

Proud Mary, steam locomotive located at the Rail Trail park in Imbil

Imbil was once where The Valley Rattler used to travel from Gympie. The Rattler closed after damage to the railway line which was later repaired through to Amamoor, never making it back to Imbil. Imbil hasn’t completely lost the historical memory of the railway era when locomotives steamed through the town, now a little quieter. … Read more

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery Mareeba

Mareeba Pioneer Cemetery was established shortly before the turn of the 19th century. It contains inscriptions that range from 1896 to 2007. Approximately two-thirds of the burials here are unmarked. To Get There

Historical Marker (John Atherton)

Monument in Mareeba for John Atherton

Tucked away in a street off the main road through Mareeba, a historical marker sits in commemoration of John Atherton. The large stone marker has a marble plaque highlighting some of his achievements as a pioneer of the Atherton Tablelands. Born in England 9th August 1837, John Atherton arrived in Sydney at the age of … Read more

Historic Hotel (Tiaro)

Hideaway Station Hotel Tiaro

The Hideaway Station Hotel has been operating in Tiaro since 1881, tucked in behind the railway line away from the main road through the town. Approaching the hotel, it appears to be a typical country pub with parking outside, an old wooden verandah, and liquid treats to be found inside. The bar has decorations of … Read more

Theebine Hotel

Historic Theebine Hotel

Theebine Hotel is the original building built 1909, although it was originally known as the Kilkivan/Theebine Junction Hotel. Theebine is a small railway station town north of Gympie along the North Coast railway line. The old Kingaroy/Nanango railway line branched at Theebine with the Dickabram railway station just before the Dickabram Bridge crosses over the … Read more

Historical Complex (Childers)

Entrance to the Historical Complex in Childers, Queensland

The Historical Complex is a hidden gem in Childers, mostly hidden from the main road though the town. There is of course a brown sign for it, one of the smaller varieties and (at the time at least) dwarfed by a larger brown sign for a winery that isn’t operating anymore. The main entrance is … Read more

St Johns Cathedral

St Johns Cathedral

It can be a struggle finding brown signs in Australia’s capital cities but they can be found in Brisbane. Hopping off the train at Central and heading to the river, we came across the brown sign. On our way back we called by to check it out. St John’s Cathedral is of the Anglican Diocese … Read more

Historic Howard

Historical buildings, taken at the historical museum at Howard Queensland

Howard is a Queensland town between Maryborough and Childers in the Fraser Coast region, west of Hervey Bay. There are historical buildings in Howard, including the home of a former early Prime Minister. There is also Brooklyn House, a colonial mansion build in 1890, and the Grand Hotel built in 1899, an early watering hole … Read more