The Warrego Riverside Holiday Park was full with revellers returning from Music in the Mulga, a music festival held at Wandilla Station at Eulo, and we chose an unpowered spot on the river, away from the hustle and bustle and it was really peaceful and quiet.
we found emus along the side of the road, they were grazing the dry grass and generally just hanging around. There was a mother with three teenage chicks, a couple of lonely bachelors and a pair. They watched us, ignored us and then started racing us. We stopped to just watch them with the droopy feathers hanging down their torso and back, their strong black beaks and
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.
an entire wall devoted to individual characters and told their stories, including aboriginal stockmen and their women and children who worked the homestead, gardens and looked after the children. European graziers and stockmen, the women, who worked alongside them or
From the hat wall, the cartoon wall and all sorts of memorabilia, you could spend days reading laughing and enjoying the hotel, its rustic characters and their stories and the history of the area. From the indigenous people and the original settlers to the current
Between the lake shore and the caravan park is bushland that is a haven for bird life. With bountiful food, in fish and redclaw to be found in the waters of Lake Maraboon, the surrounding scrub abounds with birds flying from bush to tree and hiding among the rocks.
A late afternoon river cruise was the prelude to a lovely evening, even though the Thomson river water was dirty, nature worked its magic and gave us some spectacular reflections and colours.
Spending a couple of hours in the boat and visiting numerous locations, apparently the yabbies favourite habitats are around dead trees and logs in the water, we had caught more than enough to feed all of us for a couple of meals.
was extremely interesting as the airline struggled for years to survive. Trying to attract customers and win contracts from private and government business.
Locals donated machinery, trucks and farm pumps, engines and tractors, and endeavored to bring to life, by painting and restoring old and unused farm memorabilia. We visited the machinery mile and reminisced about the farm machinery and old trucks