Topic: Gen - St - Qld
Farewells at Warwick and Kingaroy
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Warwick, south west from Brisbane and a few clicks south of Toowoomba. No ship to catch but there was the train station.
The following is a picture of the good folks crowding the rail station to give a farewell to the men ready to go to Enoggera.
It is a very busy scene with quite a large rail station. When I saw this picture, I hadn't realised just how big the station was at Warwick. There is a sign commemorating the historic rail station although I suspect that it does not do the scene justice as it understates the significance. Warwick is a town travellers pass through on the inland road journey to Brisbane.
The next picture is from Kingaroy.
The picture was taken as the troops march down the main street.
The pastoral scene of mothers and their children in the middle of the street give this pictue a wonderful bucolic flavour of simpler times. Behind them are buggies full of people viewing the parade. There is a feeling of both excitement but also a matter of fact scene. It portrays the essential laid back nature of the average Australian. The parade looks as though it is going down Haley Street, Kingaroy.
Citation: Queensland, 1914, Farewells at Warwick and Kingaroy