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Picture relating to Roma - titled 'Distant view of Roma, 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'South Brisbane Reach of the Brisbane River, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Rockhampton Harbour Board building, 1899'
Picture relating to Thursday Island - titled 'Fire damaged buildings on Thursday Island, Queensland, 1899'
Picture relating to Pinkenba - titled 'Smith family girls at Pinkenba, ca. 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Rugby Union international football match, Brisbane, 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Election staff at the Referendum, Brisbane, 1899'
Picture relating to Childers - titled 'Loading juice tankers at Doolbi Sugar Mill, Childers, 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'First contingent of soldiers for the South African War, Brisbane, Queensland, 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Queensland Federation League rooms Brisbane, Queensland, 1899'
Picture relating to Canoona Creek - titled 'Canoona Creek, Queensland, ca 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'View over the central business district of Brisbane, ca.1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Queensland Mounted Infantry, 'A' Company, bound for South Africa, 1899'
Picture relating to Southport - titled 'Wooden jetty at Southport, Queensland, ca.1899'
Picture relating to Pinkenba - titled 'Crowds watch as troops leave for South Africa from Pinkenba, Queensland, 1899'
Picture relating to Brisbane - titled 'Men and boys gather outside the Fortitude Valley polling booth, Brisbane, Queensland, 1899'

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Distant view of Roma, 1899

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1899
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Caption on photograph: Queensland 1899. Panorama of Roma from the Bore Derrick - No. 419. Image looks towards the noth west with the Grafton Range on the horizon.
Other information indicates that the photo was taken from the derrick of the artesian bore, Queensland Government No 1, on Roma's Hospital Hill. When this bore produced an inadequate water supply, the well Queensland Govt. No.2 was drilled nearby, which resulted in the discovery of natural petroleum gas, the first significant indication of hydrocarbons in Australia.

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