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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 07.03.2015

Jimmie Corones at the wheel of his first car in Wills Street, Charleville.

Jimmie Corones at the wheel of his first car in Wills Street, Charleville. - Jim Corones Quilpie s

A photo taken about characters of the Queensland western regions - with their cars and trucks as they competed with the well-established coaches buggies and sulkies.

The photograph shows a youthful Jimmie Corones at the wheel of his first car in Wills Street, Charleville. It may not have been the first car in town, but by the look on his face he was surely proud of it. He is parked in front of a large billboard sign which was part of Herriman's Garage (where the National Bank building is today). The vehicle was complete with pneumatic horn and white wall balloon tyres.

The phote was taken about 1915, when Jimmie was 20 years old. He went on to become a prominent business man in Quilpie, owning many hotels including the Imperial. He passed away in 1966 at the age of 71, and is buried in the Quilpie Cemetery.

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