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Allora District and Historical Society Heritage Buildings
Allora District and Historical Society collection consists of detailed twentieth-century histories of the buildings in the Allora Township. As a whole they are illustrative of both the changes in country trades in regional Australia and details relating to the transfer of ownership as a result of the First and Second World Wars.
The main significance of this collection lies in the detailed twentieth-century histories of the buildings in the Allora Township. Allora was surveyed in 1859, constituted a municipality on 21 June 1869 and connected by railway in 1912. As a whole they are illustrative of both the changes in country trades in regional Australia and details relating to the transfer of ownership as a result of the First and Second World Wars. The buildings include: the Allora Methodist Church; the Railway Hotel built in July 1902 built and designed by William Leggatt, and taken over by Arthur Cameron a Boer War veteran in 1914; a Pharmacy built by the Stay Brothers in the early 1900's; the Tru-Value Hardware store; Bowen Therapy; Newsagency; Veterinary Clinic; Post Office; Butcher's; Fire Station; the Holme's Brothers Store; the C. B. C. Bank closed in 1981; the "Blue Cow" hotel, also known as the "Royal Hotel" and the "Queens Arms" hotel; Burge's saddlery; the old School and Deacon & Co. Stock and Station Agents.
This collection illustrates the significant changes and reshaping that occurred in a country town in Regional Australia over the course of the twentieth century.
President and Chief Research Officer, Colin Newport -(07) 4696 4139: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please use "Colin"as Subject. V.P. Graham Anderson (07) 4666 2090. Hon. Secretary. Carolyn Anderson. (07) 4666 2090 44 Forde Street, ALLORA Queensland. 4362. Publicity Officer. Bev O'Halloran. Phone (07) 4666 2158. E-mail email@example.com and use "Bev" in the subject line.
A selection of material is available on line. Further material is held at the Society.
Australian culture; Commercial structures; Heritage buildings; Public structures; Rural areas; World wars
Commercial buildings; Country towns; Public buildings; Retail Trade
Allora, Queensland, Australia