Outback Emus

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

Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Barcaldine QLD

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.

Longreach, Stockmans Hall of Fame

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

Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe, Outback Queensland

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

Ilfracombe Machinery Mile

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

Lagoon Creek, Barcaldine wetlands and wildlife

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.