Australian Towns & Cities
Queensland: Warwick
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Warwick, an important centre in Queensland's Southern Downs is located at the junction of the New England and Cunningham Highways, is also set on the banks of the Condamine River. The area was first explored in 1827 by Allan Cunningham with the Leslie Brothers being the first settlers arriving in the region in the late 1830's. Once the land was authorised by the NSW Government to be the first free settlement in Queensland, the Leslie Brothers named the town after their birthplace in England. Growth occurred when the railway was pushed through from Ipswich in 1871, and by the mid 1930's Warwick was proclaimed a city. Warwick is now the centre for the local cattle, wool, timber and grain industries and is an important stop for motorists due to its key geographical position.


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Warwick Town Centre:
Looking south on Palmerin St in Warwick, May 2012.

Image © Michael Greenslade


Warwick State School:
View of the Warwick State School on the corner of Palmerin and Victoria Streets, May 2012.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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Last updated: 25 Nov 2019 08:49

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