Toowoomba is about a hundred miles inland, and they had been sent up from Brisbane.
Consequently he knew all about Hal's journey to Toowoomba, and guessed its object.
Thus the wheat lands of Maranoa were settled when there was no farming more than a few miles to the west of Toowoomba.
Yes, he slept here that night, and went to Toowoomba next day.
I was third mate of the Toowoomba then; my first trip in her, and that was seven years ago come Queen's Birthday.
My sister, she was staying at Toowoomba up Queensland way; she's the sister of the landlady at the 'Royal.'