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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'St. Mark's Church of England under construction, Warwick, ca. 1868'

St. Mark's Church of England under construction, Warwick, ca. 1868

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1868
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Stone church built around 1868, situated at the corner of Albion and Grafton Streets, Warwick. The photograph shows the old timber church building to the left of the photograph which was then used as a parish hall. The stone church features a spire, an arched entry, some unfinished masonry and the arched windows before the dedication of the stained glass.
Warwick was the first town on the Darling Downs, established in 1849 on the banks of the Condamine River. The rich grazing land around the area supports horse and cattle studs, fine wool and grain. In 1871 the railway from Ipswich came through. Warwick is situated 158km south west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway. (Information taken from: M. Barca, Explore Historic Australia, 2002)