All things come to those who wait... [or start to use
their brains and check trove for the answer!!]
Telephone Facilities at Neranwood.
Captain Jas. Francis, M.H.R., has been advised officially
that arrangements are being made to commence the
transaction of trunk line and telegraph business at the
Nerang Hardwood Co.'s mill near Mudgeeraba. The office
will be known as Neranwood and the hours of attendance
will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telegrams must be called
From; The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 6 February 1924 P.15
The matter of tramway passenger transport still interests
me as the mill's opening ceremony had 80 guests, the
majority of whom proceeded by the McKean car to
Mudgeeraba, where they assembled at the company's
tramline. The Minister for Lands (Mr. McCormack) mounted
the footplate of the locomotive and briefly performed the
ceremony of opening the line. On arrival at Neranwood,the
Minister performed the opening ceremony formally opened
the new mill at Neranwood, as well as the eight miles of
tramline connecting it with Mudgeeraba, for the Nerang
Hardwood Co. Ltd. After inspecting sawing operations, and
the working of the machinery, the guests were entertained
[Trove] The Brisbane Courier Tuesday 18 November 1924,
Therefore.. 80 high society folk, including ladies in
their fine dresses, needed to be transported in time for
luncheon etc so either road or tram was used.
The locals had told the education dept the teacher's best
option to reach Neranwood was travel on the tramway so the
interesting question is did the 80 guests also travel on
the tramway and if so how? I imagine the teacher may be
prepared to ride a timber wagon but high society ladies
probably would require some form of seating. The tramway
transported sawn timber to Mudgeeraba so may have had flat
wagons so temporary seats could be installed?
--- In LRRSA@...,
> At this stage I am pretty sure "Neranwood Tel.O"
marked just south of the mill, means telegraph Office.
> No one here has jumped in to say it is not. That
"Tel.O" could be standard mapping abbreviation so I will
move onto my next tramway puzzle.
> Peter Cokley
> --- In LRRSA@...,
> > So far no replies re my earlier question if
"Neranwood Tel.O" marked just south of the mill, means
> > I know there was a post office at Neranwood
[Burrows 1989 P.62]but a post office could mean either a
post receiving/dispatching office for the envelopes and
parcels transported by the mail run or it could also
include a telegraph office which means the additional
feature of the telegraph wire strung back to a main
center? If "Tel.O" refer to telegraph office then that
shows Neranwood had a definite upgrade from just a mail
and parcels office.
> > Cheers
> > Peter Cokley