The history of the Quinalow Pub makes for very interesting reading about its origin in Drayton, on the southern outskirts of Toowoomba, to its relocation to Quinalow in the early 1900s, its owners down the years, and its physical transformation to its current distinctive style and character.

Enjoy the history of the publicans!

Research compiled by historian Leisa Carney

Date Name Birth Death Details
1903

Built hotel applied for license 4th April it was postponed for a month to allow the building to be completed

J. J. Daly      
1905-1908

Sold February 1908

Annie  (Mary Anne)

Mary Anne & Ellen Daly

 

Mary Anne was born in Toowoomba

1 November 1869

 

Ellen born Quinalow

10 September 1874

 

Mary Anne died in Toowoomba

20 February 1963

 

Ellen died Beaudesert

12 March 1911

Daughters of John Daly & Bridget Hanrahan (Daly brothers established the first butter-and-cheese factory on the Darling Downs)

 

 

Mary Anne married John Henry Northcott

 

Ellen married William McLeod

February 1908-August 1909 William Thomas Lovejoy 7 May 1848 Cranford Middlesex England 24 August 1913 Dalby QLD Son of Thomas Lovejoy & Mary Jane Palmer.

 

Wife Annie Wockner

August 1909 E. Bell

 

 

     
1913 John William Dodd

 

26 February 1872 Grafton NSW 24 March 1956 Yarraman QLD Son of John William Dodd & Margaret Ann Kelly

 

Wife Annie Sophia Craine

1918-1919 Cornelius Copas 1880 Hill End NSW 26 September 1951

Toowoomba

Son of George B Copas & Mary Driscoll

 

Wife Kathleen Daly

1919, 1920, 1921 William Thomas Pike 1877 Dorset England

 

 

31 December 1954

Charters Towers

Son of Edward Pike & Elizabeth Martin.

 

Wife Elizabeth Dillon

February 1922, 1923 when Hotel burnt down, left 4th July 1923 Frederick Charles McCahon (from Oakey)

 

11 November 1891 QLD 28 June 1957 QLD Son of Samuel McCaw McCahon & Muriel Jane Given

 

Wife Helena Rosalia Pauli

4 July 1923 -19– Elizabeth Pike 1881 Listowel Ireland 6 May 1962 QLD Daughter of John Dillon & Norah Whyte

 

Husband William Thomas Pike

1926 James Pike 1904 5 May 1961 Brisbane QLD Son of William Thomas Pike & Elizabeth Dillon
August 1926, 1929 withdraws lease 17 May 1930 withdraws the hotel from sale 7 June 1930 Heinrich Darr

 

6 July 1857 Germany 30 June 1940

Toowoomba

Son of  Johann John Christopher Darr & Barbara Louisa Ochbach

 

Wife Mary Anne Franck

 

1931-1932 William H Murray  

 

   
1932, 1933, 1936, 1938 James Pike 1904 QLD 5 May 1961 Brisbane QLD Son of William Thomas Pike & Elizabeth Dillon
5 August 1938 Cyril Patrick Neale, licensee,

 

(Elizabeth Pike owner)

 

10 July 1894

QLD

20 November 1953 Toowoomba Son of Henry Neale & Kate Tighe
1940 William Thomas Pike

 

1877 Dorset England

 

 

31 December 1954

Charters Towers

Son of Edward Pike & Elizabeth Martin.

 

Wife Elizabeth Dillon

1942 Henry ‘Harry’ William Webber 1869 Adelaide SA  4 May 1947

Brisbane QLD

 

Son of Martin Webber & Doris

 

Wife Mary Ellen McKendry

1942 Elizabeth Pike 1881 Listowel Ireland 6 May 1962 Daughter of John Dillon & Norah Whyte

 

Husband William Thomas Pike

1952 Tony Lee

 

Maybe Vernon Joseph Lee?

 

 

23 January 1906

Quinalow

 

 

4 March 1974 Toowoomba

 

 

Son of John Stephen Lee & Mary Alice Fox

 

Wife Mabel Dorothy Burton