Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Texas, Queensland.

Texas Queensland - well it's on the border of NSW and Queensland has a population of about 1,160 people in 2011 in 2006, 690 people .
Up until 1986, tobacco farming was an important industry in the area and many Italian families settled the area to run and work the tobacco farms.

The origin of the town's name is generally regarded as a reference to a territorial dispute.  The land in the area was first settled by the McDougall brothers, who found squatters there on returning from the goldfields.  Once their legal right to the land was recognised, they named their property in honour of the rather more famous dispute between the United States and Mexico over territory in Texas, USA.


The place to get some diesel so we moved on and a house with sails to the windows to keep out the summer heat, but being winter it was still cool.
The highest recorded temperature in Texas was in a January 44.6C (112.3 F)





35 comments:

  1. Great history lesson and must have been an interesting trip. Warm greetings!

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  2. Ha...I didn't know you could be a Texan AND ans Australian. :)

    (I'm half of the equation)

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  3. To me it seems so strange to see a Texas in your part of the world.

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    1. Can imagine that Andy. It's always been a want of mine to visit Texas in Q'land, so finally it happened in winter.

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  4. makes you wonder where tobbacoo really grows now. It used to be listed as a southern crop in the usa, but I've never seen a farm. I know the demand has gone downhill (thankfully) but the increase in population makes me wonder

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    1. I know tobacco is grown in a couple of places that we've visited and one crop was ruined because of the cyclone earlier this year.
      Expect that's why we don't see many crops or hear of many because of the downturn in tobacco.

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  5. Por la provincia de Córdoba, hubo un tiempo en que determinadas fincas se encargaron del cultivo de tabaco, que ahora a ido desapareciendo en favor de otros determinados cultivos.

    Besos

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  6. I loved the house on sail, but, I didn't like the heat.

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    1. Different are those sails as I've never seen them like that before.

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  7. Thank you for telling us about the reason for the name. I have often wondered, but have been to lazy to investigate.
    Love the shade sails. Would hate that heat.

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    1. A lot of inland towns get very hot in summer so it seems and rather cold in winter.
      You are welcome re name, I was interested too.

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  8. When you mentioned Texas I wondered how it got its name.
    It seems like a long trip for the Italians to make it to Australia.

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    1. Well it does seem a long journey for the Italians, there are many who did just that as well as many other people from different Nations.

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  9. well you learn something new everyday. i had no idea we had a texas. another interesting blog M. hope you are well :)

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    1. Always wanted to drive through Texas, Q'land to see what was there - it's done now :) Doing ok thank F.

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  10. We have a Cairo, Illinois. It's (mis)pronounced Kay-Ro, though.

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    1. Oh really - amazing how often names are in another country.

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  11. I never knew there was a Texas right here in Australia.

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  12. Never heard of the place till now and I found it interesting how the town got its name

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    1. Was interested myself with the name Jo-Anne and pleased you liked it.

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  13. Hello, I did not realize you are posting again. Lovely to catch up with you. This is interesting post!

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    1. Hello Mildred, thanks for stopping by and pleased to see your comment :)

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  14. Well now I know there’s not just one Texas in the world!

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  15. Love the historical information.. have great trip..

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    1. Thought the name was alright. Reading the explanation for the name it makes sense.

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