Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Theatre Held in the Rubbish Incinerator

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Theatre Held in the Rubbish Incinerator

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Byline: Marilyn Lenihan

SOME 40 years ago, a derelict building in Ipswich was thought to have reached its use by date.

Fortunately a move was made in 1965 to form a committee to seek retention of the building.

The building had been built in the 1930s as an incinerator to burn rubbish, and its designer was Walter Burley Griffin - well-known architect of Canberra.

Over the years the old building has been transformed and is now the home of the Ipswich Little Theatre.

This weekend Ipswich Little Theatre is celebrating 40 years of occupation with the 55th One Act Play Festival with two days of thespian action.

1894 News

TAKEN from The Queensland Times of 1894:

It is now a little over 12 months since the first piece of calico manufactured in Australia was turned out of the Queensland Cotton Co's mill at Limestone (Ipswich). Up to the present there has been turned out from the mill 4100 pounds of cotton goods.

At a special meeting of the West Moreton Cricket Association in 1894 the following members attended: Messrs A. …

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