Thirty-three miles to Rollingstone: a short history of Rollingstone and Balgal

Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (2003) Thirty-three miles to Rollingstone: a short history of Rollingstone and Balgal. City of Thuringowa, Thuringowa, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] In his wanderings through the "free and easy land" in the 1930s Frank Clune headed north in a train, Dirty Dora, who, true to her name belched soot and cinders, one of which burned a hole in his coat. Thirty-three miles out of Townsville Dora stopped at Rollingstone for her passengers to have a cup of tea and a pie. Knife-eating, Frank observed, was a lost art in the south but alive and well in the north and unavoidable "in a railway refreshment room in the limited time available to consume a pie"!

Item ID: 53857
Item Type: Book (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-9577305-5-7
Funders: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Projects and Grants: EPA Cultural Heritage Incentive Grant
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 00:40
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 90%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 10%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 50%
88 TRANSPORT > 8801 Ground Transport > 880103 Rail Passenger Movements @ 25%
81 DEFENCE > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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