Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Barcaldine QLD

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.

Centenary of Labour Movement, 1891 – 1991, Bicentennial Celebration Theatre

replica police station

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Travelling Photographers, over twenty countries experienced and checking off our bucket list. Camping and caravaning in Australia, exploring this big beautiful country.

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