The Federal Hotel is a two-storey timber hotel on a major street intersection at Childers and was constructed c1907 for hotelier William Ashby, following the redevelopment of the town centre after a major fire in 1902. Information taken from: Environmental Protection Agency, 2006, retrieved 5 April 2008, from www.epa.qld.gov.au
Timber construction Posts (structural elements) Stumps
Timber Corrugated iron Weatherboard Cast iron
Two-storey Awnings Cast iron balustrades Corner sites Corrugated iron roofs Downpipes Filigree Sash windows Timber posts Valances Verandahs
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Located 52 km south of Bundaberg at the juncture of the Bruce and Isis Highways, Childers is the southern-most township of central Queensland. Childers is approximately 320 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. In 1902 a disastrous fire destroyed most of the southern of the main street but the subsequent rebuilding has resulted in the amazing variety of architectural styles still largely intact today. The area’s primary industries include sugar cane and tomatoes.