I am doing some family history research about one of my great-great-grandfathers who we believe worked for the railway at the time he died in 1877 at "Eton Vale Camp".
I understand the Railways at the time established substantial 'camps' while lines were being constructed and that these remained in place for some time. The Southern Line from Toowoomba was being extended from Warwick to Stanthorpe at the time he died so we think he may have been working on that.
We know that Eton Vale was the name of a very large squatters run just south of Toowoomba so assume the 'camp' may have been within its boundaries. (If so, the camp was a long way north of Warwick - Stanthorpe).
Am hoping that someone might know something more about the precise location of the camp - and what life on these camps would have been like?
I can find no other reference to "Eton Vale Camp" in newspapers of the day or other common archives searches.