- Category: Education
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The original school was opened on 6 September 1869 and was known as North National School or Mort Estate State School. The population of Toowoomba at the time was 3000. Toowoomba North Boys School, opened with an enrolment of 141 boys and Toowoomba North Girls and Infants School with an enrolment of 113 students were both housed in a brick building facing Mort Street.
In 1938 the present brick building was constructed and both boys and girls schools were amalgamated to form Toowoomba North State School. The school is one of the oldest schools on the Darling Downs and later it was to become one of the largest.
Toowoomba North State School has many proud traditions and fine students have attended over the years. It is certain that many of those first pupils and their descendants have helped make Toowoomba the city it is today and others have gone on to help our country prosper.
One famous old boy of the School was J J Hilder who was a famous Australian water colourist. The J J Hilder Art competition has been running at the school since 1956 and continues today.
- Category: Dining
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McNamara Bros. Soft Drinks was established in 1892 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Originally founded in Ruthven St, McNamaras' moved to Telford Street in 1940 where they remained until the early 1990s when the business ceased operations.
Some of the different cordial flavors produced by McNamara Bros. Soft Drinks included Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Caramel, Cloves, Chilli Punch, Fruit Cup, Vanilla, Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange and Sarsaparilla
They also produced soft drinks including Creaming Soda.
Mmm! Natural and full of goodness.
- Category: Education
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Originally known as Queen's Park State School, its origin dates back to 1887 when two and a half acres was reserved for the school and when a single timber building designed for a capacity of 235 students was built. As enrolment numbers started to increase, the school had five buildings by 1932.
By the mid 1930s, the schools buildings were still not sufficient to accommodate the ever increasing number of student enrolments and a new school building was built between 1935 and 1936 at a cost of £16,326.
The new building was designed to accommodate 640 students when it opened in 1937, but by this time enrolments were still way above this number. This building is today known as Block A.
Heritage listing on the Queensland Heritage Register was effected on July 28th 2017.
- Category: Transport
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McCafferty's Coaches was established in 1940 by Jack McCafferty to service a route between Picnic Point and Rangeville.
The company slowly began to grow with services to the Gold Coast during the 1950's and later services to greater Queensland.
During the 1980's at the height of McCaffertys success, the company started to provide interstate services to Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) and Melbourne (VIC).
Further expansion took place in the 1990's with intrastate services in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
In 2000 Greyhound was acquired by McCafferty's and eventually in 2004 the merged entity was rebranded Greyhound Australia.
- Category: Infrastructure
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An official date of Sunday 8th September 2019 has been set for the opening of the new Toowoomba Second Range Crossing which will be known as the 'Toowoomba Bypass.'
The contract to build the roadway was awarded to construction company Nexus in August 2015.
The 41Km long roadway took four years to build and cost approximately $1.6 billion dollars.