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
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.
Mendooran Hotel serves a fantastic meal and a cold beer or wine. Decorated with murals and painted in prominent colours the pub welcomes visitors
A creek without water. Wetlands without water. Barcaldine is in the middle of an extended drought. The wetlands have been formed by building a small dam over Lagoon Creek.