Homebush – glimpses of the past

Homebush was once a large and thriving community in the environs of Mackay. The Queensland Post Office Directory for 1893 describes Homebush as an “agricultural township, situated 15 miles SW of Mackay and 8 miles from the Eton railway station. … Continue reading

The mail must go through!

Contributed by Otto Hansen’s granddaughter, Adelaide Grendon For some years around 1920, before the railway was built, Otto Hansen had the Hampden Post Office and Store and the mail contract. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, he would collect the mail from … Continue reading