McKenzie Street, Dayboro c.1920

McKenzie Street, Dayboro c.1920

McKenzie Street, Dayboro c.1920

This photograph, showing the London Bank of Australia, has been taken from the veradah of the Crown Hotel. The Daily Mail of 11th March 1920 reported “…A branch of the London Bank has been opened at Dayboro. There are now two private banks doing business at this centre, a branch of the E.S. and A. Bank having opened about five years ago.” The Queensland Branches of the London Bank of Australia Limited were taken over by the E.S. and A. Bank on 1st January 1921 which meant that Dayboro was back to having one bank.
Horses can be seen tied to the hitching rail at the Crown Hotel. Have you ever wondered when the weeping fig trees were planted in front of the Crown Hotel? There used to be three of them. Frederick Herbert was licensee of the hotel between 1922 and 1924. His wife Emma was concerned that patrons would come to the hotel and tie their horses to the hitching rail and the horses had no shade so she planted the trees. The trees are not in the well-known photograph taken on 19th February 1923 of Sam Heathwood’s bullock team in front of the hotel so were planted after that date.