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Picture relating to Toowong - titled 'Regatta Hotel Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Roma Street - titled 'Trainee soldiers at Roma Street Station, Brisbane, waiting to embark on a train to Caloundra Camp during World War II, 1940'
Picture relating to Burleigh Heads - titled 'Panoramic view of the beach at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Pinkenba - titled 'Collapsed sewerage trench at Pinkenba, Brisbane, Queensland, 1940'
Picture relating to South Brisbane - titled 'View of the Victoria Bridge and South Brisbane, ca.1940'
Picture relating to Peak Downs - titled 'Tractors with planting machinery in the fields at Peak Downs, Queensland, 1940-1950'
Picture relating to South Brisbane - titled 'Royal Australian Air Force recruits leaving South Brisbane Interstate Railway Station, 1940'
Picture relating to Enoggera - titled 'Soldiers at the Enoggera Army Camp, Brisbane, 1940'
Picture relating to South Brisbane - titled 'Ballet girls posing in their dressing room at the Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane, 1940'
Picture relating to Doomben - titled 'Mr. D. W. H. Kenyon, Joan Charters and June Shepherd at the Doomben Races, Brisbane, 1940'
Picture relating to Jundah - titled 'Hotel Tocal at Jundah, 1940'
Picture relating to Doomben - titled 'Mrs Blackburne at the Doomben race meeting, 1940'
Picture relating to Surfers Paradise - titled 'Methodist Church at Surfers Paradise photographed about 1940'
Picture relating to Wooloowin - titled 'Interior of Wooloowin Methodist Church, Brisbane, ca. 1940'
Picture relating to Jambin - titled 'Ken Wilson feeding stock on Coorinya, Jambin, in 1940'
Picture relating to Carindale - titled 'Kuhler family home at Carindale, Brisbane, 1940'

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Ballet girls posing in their dressing room at the Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane, 1940

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1940
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Members of the Cremorne Ballet pose in their costumes.
The Cremorne Theatre, which opened in 1911, was situated on the corner of Melbourne and Stanley Streets, South Brisbane. It was first owned by John Neil McCallum, the father of noted Australian actor, John McCallum. He remembers it initially as an open-air theatre named the Cremorne Gardens, where the most famous vaudeville stars of the day played. From its heyday in the 1920s, until it was destroyed by fire in 1954, the Cremorne provided entertainment by presenting Australian stage legends such as Roy Rene, Will Mahoney and Evie Hayes, George Wallace and the Cremorne Ballet girls. The Queensland Cultural Centre now stands on the site. The original theatre is remembered through the naming of the present day Cremorne Theatre. (Information taken from: About QPAC, retrieved 22 October 2003, from

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