Australia
Queenton

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  • Day28

    Charters Towers Day 1

    August 16, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    It is 252 km from Hughendon to Charters Towers, we had coffee at Torrens Ck on the way and booked into the Big4 Aussie Outback caravan Park at about 11.30. After a sandwich for lunch drove into the info Centre and booked a tour of the Venus Gold Battery. Had a Pizza for dinner at the Caravan Park. Entertained by a group called "The Magpies".Read more

  • Day29

    Charters Towers Day 2

    August 17, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Went out to the Venus Mill for our tour, Very interesting and informative. With a good talk about the history of the battery and displays with holograms etc. The Battery is of national cultural significance as the largest surviving Battery relic in Australia and the oldest surviving Battery in Queensland.
    Constructed in 1872, it was a public or custom mill in its prime and became a State Battery in 1919 to provide ore crushing facilities for small miners long after other mills had closed. It ceased commercial operations in 1973 after a century of service.
    After the tour had a look through a few shops and then drove out to the weir on the Burdekin River, Returning to the town we drove up Tower Hill. Went to the Tors Drive-In, one of the few remaining drive in's left in Australia, has bee operating since 1966.
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  • Day30

    Charters Towers Day 3 and 4

    August 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Day 3: Went into town and had a coffee at Perry's Bakery. Spent most of the day folowing the audio CD we got from the Information centre.

    Day 4: Went into twon and spent some time having a look through some of the shops. In the afternoon got out the BBQ etc to cook a chicken for dinne for Peter and Leslie's arrival.Read more

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Queenton, Q24997559