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Tree of knowledge monument Barcaldine

Description re Tree of Knowledge

Drive today to Longreach via Barcaldine. Had to stop and look at the Tree of Knowledge at Badcaldine- well, what remains of it. They have made a very nice job of trying to retain the very dead, original tree. Roads in this part of the world are very long and straight and country is very brown and flat.

Police stopped Ian for a breathalyzer on arrival into Longreach and then very hospitably gave us directions to the famous Longreach free camp at Apex park. Well, we had been warned! No beautiful riverside camp tonight, welcome to heat, dust and flies! Apparently there can be upto 500 vans here at times, though probably only about 30 at the moment. It's a desolate piece of grassless land and although it is beside the Thompson river, the vans are parked quite a distance away.

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