The early streets of Rocklea, Brisbane

Brisbane 1899
Horses and riders outside the Crown Hotel, Rocklea, Queensland in 1899.
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
 The town of Rocklea is nine klms south of central Brisbane. It was named after a watercourse - the Rocky Water Holes - where there was good farming land. The Crown Hotel was licensed in 1862 to Edward Barnacle, the name above the entrance.
This way of placing the licensees name prominently can also be seen in the 1880 photo of The Glenrowan Inn, site of the Kelly Gang shoot out in that year.


Tanya Sehgal said...

What a beautiful Library :) The horses seem so mighty :) The blog is quite informative

Bushrangers said...

Hi Tanya, I love to receive your comments. Yes it is a beautiful building and was actually the Crown Hotel a local drinking hole or public hotel and bar. The photograph came from the collection at the State Library of Queensland

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