Rudd Memorial

The Rudd Memorial marks the site of the slab hut in which Arthur Hoey Davis, ‘Steele Rudd’, was born on November 14, 1868. The memorial was organised by members of the Toowoomba Ladies Literary Society and funds were raised by a national wide appeal.It was opened in 1950 by the then President of the society Mrs Margaret Curran who said…

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George Essex Evans (1863-1909)

George Essex Evans was born in London in 1863 and immigrated to Australia in 1881, where he worked as a farmer, teacher, editor, journalist, and public servant. The poet spent most of his life within the Darling Downs, mixed extensively with the local people and became very involved in the cultural and political life of the regions’ premier city. Dark…

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ALICE GUÈRIN CRIST (1876 – 1941)

Alice Crist was an author and journalist who was born on 8 February 1876 at Clarecastle, County Clare in Ireland. Crist immigrated with her family to Australia at the age of two. Her father was teacher and personally supervised her education as they moved around a number of small South-East Queensland rural schools. The lights flash out in shop and…

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