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  • Day3

    Charleville - 1

    April 26 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    One of the largest towns in South West Queensland 750kms from Brisbane is Charleville, in the heart of Mulga country. It is located on the banks of the Warrego River and is part of the Great Artesian Basin. Some of the towns attractions include Holding Secrets in regard US Army Air Force during World War 11. Boasting clear night sky's- an astronomers delight to view stars, planets,the moon and the milky way. You can meet one of the country's most threatened marsupials- The Bilby. Charleville was noted as a Cobb&Co Change Over Station and home to the Charleville Base of the Flying Doctor. We viewed the automated weather balloon release at the weather station. Our photos feature a Longhorn cow with her twin Santa Gertrudis calves, a great pub and The Queenslander.Read more

  • Day3

    Charleville - 2

    April 26 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Along the way to Charleville we passed a big herd cattle-at least 500 head with 3 drovers- the modern day female drover was talking on her mobile as we passed. We passed many large paddocks of healthy looking crop. Our visit to the Cosmos center was a hit - we visited the planetarium, participated in a guided viewing of our most important star-The sun and spent the evening enjoying a presentation and viewing of the Outback night sky over Charleville.Read more

  • Day210


    June 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    “Meat Ant Country”,the giant meat ant is over a million times the size of an actual ant. The notorious bush ranger brothers Patrick & James Kenniff were a part of Qlds largest manhunt over 30 yrs. The town built up gradually what was a KUNJA tribal territory , came into being a resting place for bullock teams. Lying at the convergence of 3 bullock tracks from Moven, Tambo & Charleville. Originally called Burenda it was re named Ellangowan( still the name of the watering hole). In 1833 it was call is apparently Indigenous Australian word meaning “camp on a waterhole”.Augathella is the destination of cattle drovers in a Aussie folk song called “ Augathella Station”. Population of this town is 449 & is situated on the Warrego river ( Aboriginal word meaning.... river of sand. The giant meat ant was installed in 2011 costing $250 to try & attract visitors to this dying town Pics taken by our friend Denise while walking her did Obi.Read more

  • Day206


    June 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    On the road again, back into mobile service & signs of life. Lol stop of at the Foxtrap road house for a coffee & light lunch. Staying in caravan park in Charlieville for a couple of days to catch up on washing etcRead more

  • Day7

    Angellala Creek Explosion site

    August 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    5th December 2014 a truck loaded with explosives caught fire then crashed and exploded.

    The blast radius was more than I kilometre and the affect of the blast was felt over 30 kilometres away.

    The explosion site looked like a war zone and destroyed the Angellala rail bridge that had stood since 1897.Read more

  • Day21

    Day 21

    July 24, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Up early this morning packed up by 7:30 and up to the top to fill up with water and empty the loo, round to the recycling bins and then we are off heading west to Blackall, good road pretty much dual width bitumen all the way with plenty of bumps. Stopped in Blackall to get bread and have a walk around, good shopping with all the things you would need, big free camp by the river super busy.
    Went out the road a bit and pulled up for morning tea, then kept on tracking to Tambo and then we stopped at a station entrance for lunch before pulling up for the day at Augathella around 1:30.
    Place is a lot tidier than a few years ago had a wander around good supermarket and butcher, big camp $5 donation no water in the river.
    Had the usual drink at the local watering hole, back at camp having a few more and listening to a some tunes, enjoying the warm weather while it lasts as we make our way south, chicken parmigiana for tea, lots in the camp now ⛺️
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  • Day3

    Gidgee's Bush Camp

    July 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This camp is on a working farm. The coffee shop is said to be wzcwlkent however it was not open every day and we were here on one of those.

    There are quite a few outdoor artworks including the one in the photo of the motorbike shepherd and the dog rounding up the sheep.Read more

    Stuart M

    This is a very interesting spot worth seeing

  • Day6

    Moreton Bay Ash Tree

    August 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We were driving along a street and suddenly there is a tree. A huge tree. Not much info on this tree but it IS right in the middle of the road. It is a nice example with huge burls.

  • Day6

    Cow over Moon

    August 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    The real reason the cow jumped over the moon.
    This mural was seen on a butchers shop in Charleville. A tribute to the imagination of attention seeking businesses.

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