We were thinking we would fill in a couple of hours, but the Queensland Workers Heritage Centre, deserved much more. We could have spent more than four hours wandering through this comprehensive coverage of Australian workers through their unions and organisations from the late 1880’s to the turn of the twentieth century. Starting with the beginning of the trade union movement with the shearers strike. With representations from the railway, police, postal, teachers, stockmen, main roads and many more.
Barcaldine has examples of the type of traditional home called the “Queenslander”. The home was usually double storey, built out of timber with wide verandahs, lots of windows and usually not lined to allow the tropical breezes to cool the interior of the home.