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Cunnamulla

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14 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Cunnamulla and the Fella

    August 4 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The Cunnamulla fella is a composite character immortalised by Slim Dusty and Stan Coster in song.

    Over the years the harsh outback created many colourful characters. Cunnamulla fella was just one example.

    A nearby Cafe has an interesting mural display. There are several pubs.

    The water Tower is similar to the one in Charleville.

    Not far away is the robber tree. In 1880 Joseph Wells robbed the bank and injured a storekeeper. He lost control of his horse and was captured here hiding in this tree.

    Sentenced to death the victims petitioned unsuccessfully for lenience. This however was not to be and he had the dubious fame of being the last man hanged in Queensland for robbery under arms.
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  • Day7

    Cunnamulla

    August 4 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    The water for Cunnamulla takes thousands of years to get here. Seeping thousands of kilometres underground it fills and pressurises the great artesian basin.

    The water is so pure it is merely filtered before use. Sometimes there can be a little sulphur smell but this is not harmful.

    The streets are an interesting walk.Read more

  • Day10

    Cunnamulla Museum

    August 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    A visit to Cunnamulla would not be complete without a visit to the museum. Also the info centre the time tunnel, artesian story, gallery and museum are worth a look.

    Arguably the highlight is the time tunnel elevator. Made to look like an old mine elevator this ride is quite well done. Clangs bangs and rumbles just like the real deal. The only thing missing is the start and stop sensation.

    In the tunnel are more interesting exhibits and a couple of old timer yarns. After looking around a nice coffee or tea and a biscuit.

    The only trouble visiting museums now is seeing items from our childhood on display.
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  • Day56

    QUILPIE TO CUNNAMULLA 20/6 TO 22/6

    June 28, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    We continued next day to Charleville with lots of water lying beside the road and flat areas of the countryside. We drove through undulating areas with mulga scrub and still red soil almost everywhere. As we neared Charleville there were some floodways with water flowing over the road about 6 inches deep. The caravan park we checked into had a creek at the back which had been quite high a couple of days earlier as they’d had 100 ml of rain over 2 days. We enjoyed happy hour around the campfire. The next day we had a look around town and the historic house museum as well as a walk along the banks of the Warrego River. Charleville has a Cosmos Centre and conducts viewing sessions in the evening. We had hoped to take part but unfortunately the skies were too cloudy but we were able to listen to a very entertaining Aboriginal woman give a talk on how the indigenous people interpret the stars and relate them to the seasons etc.

    The next day we drove south to Cunnamulla. The roads were wider and there was a lot of traffic heading north, especially caravans. The weather was becoming decidedly colder – no wonder everyone else was heading north! I’ve never seen so many dead roos on or beside the road. Must be because of the number of road trains which travel that route. We must have seen at least a hundred emus feeding in areas near the road too. The rain in the area has left some of the plains looking more like lakes. Cunnamulla is a pretty town with rose gardens in the main street and a large statue of the “Cunnamulla Fella” overlooking them. We went to the info centre and Artesian Time Tunnel exhibition where we learned lots about Australia’s artesian basin. There was also a display of old artefacts and a textile exhibition with some lovely felting and weaving. The caravan park which was situated on the Warrego River had good amenities and a great campfire happy hour.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cunnamulla, CMA, Куннамулла

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