BUSHFIRE UPDATES: Refer to the QFES Facebook or Twitter for up to date alerts and information. Outages and other emergency information (such as evacuation centres) will also be published on our disaster dashboard when required.

WATER CONSERVATION: Water operations at Cressbrook Dam are back online following days of emergency works from Ergon Energy and our staff. However, while systems come back up to full operational speed we're urging everyone on the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply to continue conserving water. Read more here.

DONATIONS: Donations towards townships affected by the fires can be made via Givit.

 

 

 

Notable characters

Our history has been based on some remarkable people from Steele Rudd, the author of Dad & Dave, to Nellie Robinson, Queensland's first lady mayor.

Allan Cunningham
Allan Cunningham was born in Wimbledon, Surrey on 13 July, 1791, educated at a private school in Putney. He worked for a time in conveyancing, but law was not to his liking and be accepted a position as assistant to ...
William Henry Groom
William Henry Groom was born on 9 March 1833 in Plymouth, England. In October 1846 he was convicted of stealing and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia. William arrived in Australia in June 1849 at 16 years of age, and was pardoned later ...
Kathleen Hildred Dickson was born on 17th March, 1910 in Tenterfield, NSW. In 1918, she and her family moved first to Warwick, then Toowoomba. Kath Dickson graduated from Fairholme College a senior prefect and dux and in 1928, at the age ...
George Essex Evans was born in London on June 18, 1863 to Welsh parents. Evans’ father, John, was a Q.C. and a member of the House of Commons and unfortunately died not long after George’s birth. In 1881, at the ...
John Alexander French was born on July 15, 1914 in Crow’s Nest, north of Toowoomba. His father, Albert French, was a barber originally from Tenterfield and his mother, Lucy, settled in Crows Nest with her family after moving from Charleville. John ...
Benjamin Glennie was born in Dulwich, Surrey, England, the 12th son of Dr William Glennie, principal of a private school in Dulwich. Glennie arrived in Sydney on 16 January 1848 and was ordained deacon on 19 March. On 29 July, 1850 ...
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