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  • Day56

    Windorah to Longreach QLD

    August 12, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Longreach is situated on the Thomson River, Central West Queensland. It derives its name from the 'long reach' of the Thomson. Longreach is quite the tourist hub with many visitors arriving by car and campervans.
    Haydn's work took him to Longreach regularly in the last few years and I had driven out, when Ella and Nelson were young, with one of our Thai AFS exchange visitors for a taste of the outback and to attend a wedding in Ilfracombe.
    It was great to revisit Longreach and call into a few tourist destinations such as the Qantas Founders Museum. We were very impressed with the displays and information, especially the 1944 Catalina 'flying boat', which was unveiled last year. I called in the Stockman's Hall of Fame to see "Longford", the metal horse Sue constructed with the late Tom Greer which now sits just inside the entrance.
    We ducked into see the Australian movie, Goldstone at the cinemas and wandered the shops.
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