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Texas Rabbit Factory


Queensland's Historic Riverside Freezing Works, known as the Texas Rabbit Factory.

Texas Rabbit Factory and Riverside Freezing Works illustrate a very important era in Texas' history.

During the 1930s the Rabbit Works employed 30 men and exported three tons of rabbit meat a week to England. The industry was credited with saving the Queensland town of Texas during the depression years. The factory closed in 1992.

The rabbit industry in 1929 was the largest employer in Australia. When you think of what makes the wheels of the Australian economy turn today, most people think of mining and, historically, of agriculture. But in the 1930s the rabbit industry was at the top. At its peak, there were about 15 rabbit processing centres in Australia. If they each matched the exports of the Texas Rabbit Factory, which in today's terms would be about AUD200 million, then the rabbit industry was worth AUD10 billion. In a period where the economy suffered, workers of all trades found they could earn more money through trapping rabbits rather than pursuing their normal occupation. Entire families would rabbit together, regularly earning up to the equivalent of AUD900 a week.






Mingoola Road
Texas, QLD, 4385

Located 14.5K from Limevale

Limevale: Events

Texas Country Music Roundup


Texas comes alive for a week of country music and bush poets with walkup artists welcome from Monday to Thursday and invited artists performing on the main stage from Friday to Sunday.

Artists include: Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist, Brian Letton, Ashley Cook, Tony Wagner, Rosanna Ruddick, Dale Duncan, Emma Jene, Dean Perret and The Southern Cross Pickers, Greg Bain, Rachel Jillett, Allan Luscombe, Rachel Summerell, Watling and Bates Duo, Steve Passfield and Kathryn Jones. Bush Poets include Gary Fogarty, John Best and Ray Essery.

Camping is available onsite. Market stall holders are also welcome. A canteen and bar operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday and night meals in the dining room are available Friday and Saturday.


Event Dates
2016
      19th Sep
      20th Sep
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


Middleton Street
Texas, QLD, 4385

Located 13.4K from Limevale

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