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Texas Rabbit Works


The historic Texas Rabbit Works, which includes the Riverside Freezing Works, illustrates a very important era in the history of Texas and Australia. During the 1930s the Texas 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 during the depression years. The works 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 Works, 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 usual occupations. 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

12th Annual 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 for 2018 are Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist, Brian Letton, Ashley Cook, Pixie Jenkins, Ashleigh Dallas, Rosanna Ruddick, Justin Standley, Rachel Summerell, Kylie Castle, Chris and Viv Boyss, Peter 'Smokie' Dawson, Jase Lansky and Bobby Howson.

Unpowered camping is available onsite. Toilets and showers on the grounds. Market stall holders are also welcome. A canteen and bar operate Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and night meals in the dining room are available Friday and Saturday as well as a sausage sizzle Saturday morning and breakfast on Sunday.


Event Dates
2018
      24th Sep
      25th Sep
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep


76 Middleton Street
Texas, QLD, 4385

Located 13.4K from Limevale

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