Views of Mount Spec Road, near Paluma, 1937. These images appeared in the seventh annual report of the Queensland Department of Labour and Industry on the ‘operations and proceedings’ under the Income (Unemployment Relief) Tax Acts, 1930 to 1935. To provide work for the unemployed during the Depression, the Main Roads Commission authorised various relief schemes throughout Queensland. In 1937, the Commission was allocated just under £15,000 in relief funds, a major reduction from the previous year. Some of these funds went towards building new tourist roads in scenic areas such as Mount Nebo and Mount Spec. These images show works completed on the Mount Spec Road, north of Townsville. Queensland parliamentary papers, vol 2, 1937

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