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Centenary Committee Meetings - 7:30pm, Memorial Hall, Home Hill.
Next meeting - Thursday, 7th February, 2013.

This web page is part of the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce website
and is a contribution to the Centenary Celebrations by the Chamber.

Stories from Home Hill's Past

A history of the businesses of Home Hill will be published by the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce. The book is being compiled by Mrs Marie Finn. While searching old newspapers for information for the book, many interesting stories are being found, but they don't fit the criteria for the book. To make the stories 're-live', they are being published in the Home Hill 'Observer' and reproduced here. Some other contributions are also listed -

Letter to the Editor 1914
John Castles, train from Townsville, drama on the train. Link »

Qld Rail Line, Bobawaba to Home Hill, 3 July 1915
This story is from a number of sources and is not part of the newspaper series, but it is history worth telling. You probably thought that as Queensland grew, construction of the coast railway started at Brisbane and progressed up the coast to Cairns. Not so. Link »

The first big flood in January 1917
Mill concerns, lower river farms, crossing the river by boat, train from Bowen with rescue boats, fund raising for a local boat. Link »

Inkerman Irrigation Scheme 1916
and Home Hill Powerhouse 1922

This is a link to a Qld Government Heritage webpage. An excellent story about an important part of Home Hill's development and skyline. Link »

Anzac Days 1916 to 1920
The ceremonies and sports days with entertaining events that would still be of interest today. Link »

Methodist Church Home Hill 1921
New church, cap the first stump, celebrations, visitors, fund-raising. Link »

Home Hill Show 1927
The exhibits and displays 1920's style, winners, names of early residents. Link »

Tug-o-war competition 1929
St Patrick's Day, the rules, the teams, the winners, a great day's tug-o-war. Link »

More stories to come. Do you have a story or photos? Help preserve our history. Let us know - see the Contacts webpage.


Welcome to the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce Website.

These special historical pages are dedicated to the pioneers of Home Hill and the people who are recording and promoting awareness of the work of our hardworking founders.

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