Photographs

Not only have the Voices of the Valley participants been generous enough to share their stories of the Mary Valley, they have also shared an assortment of their very precious photographs.
Click on the links to see more photos. Enjoy the memories.
Amamoor
Street in Amamoor, ca1970 - John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Photograph taken by John Kington
Street in Amamoor, ca1970 – John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland,
Photograph taken by John Kington
Starting as a pastoral lease, Amamoor soon became an area for farming and timber getting. Today it is the home to the Music Muster and a vibrant community.
Borumba Dam
Skiing on Borumba Dam –
mid 1980s –
donated by Kaili Parker-Price
The Borumba Dam was built during the early 1960s and a small village was built for the men and women who lived there during the 4 years of the build.

Brooloo
Brooloo Grand Hotel - Gympie Regional Libraries
Brooloo Grand Hotel –
date unknwon
Gympie Regional Libraries
Brooloo started its life under another name, Dewarill. The name of Brooloo was chosen when the railway station was opened.
Dagun
Workers on Mary Valley Railway line, Hutchins Road, Amamoor-Dagun circa 1913 - Gympie Regional Libraries
Workers on Mary Valley Railway line, Hutchins Road, Amamoor-Dagun circa 1913 – Gympie Regional Libraries
The township of Dagun began its life as a railway station for the farmers of the area in 1914. The area soon became a town and the school opened in 1924.
Imbil
Grade III - Imbil State School - donated by Ian Stehbens
Grade 3 – Imbil State School –
donated by Ian Stehbens
Named after the Imbil homestead and pastoral run, the industry of the area has had sheep, cattle, gold, timber getting, sawmills and farming. 
Kandanga
Palmers Store, Kandanga - originally built as Boyling's Hall - Gympie Regional Libraries
Palmers Store, Kandanga –
Gympie Regional Libraries
First known as Bunya Creek, Kandanga is another town in the Mary Valley that grew from the opening of the railway line in 1914.

Traveston Dam Protest
Katie Martin – Traveston Dam protest – July 2006 – Gympie Times collection
In April 2006 a proposal to dam the Mary River at Traveston Crossing was announced. The people of the Mary Valley were not to be silenced. This is their fight.

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