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Sep 2, 2020 - The big smoke of Charleville - then some huge dinosaurs

We spent two nights at the heritage listed Hotel Corones in Charleville. It is a very grand old two storey building with a wide wraparound veranda. It is so popular they do daily tours! Surprisingly there was a lot to do in Charleville including visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Cosmos Centre and observatory. There are also some rain vortex cannons in town which were a futile attempt to create rain. We saw the Rock Wallabies at the QLD Wildlife Service, it is always odd to see a Joey's leg protruding out of mum's pouch. We...

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Jun 26, 2016 - DAY 70

Day 70 Went back into Roma and looked at the cattle yards as they are the biggest in Australia. Decided that is too cold to go south so we are now heading across. Passed through Mitchel then onto Morven, down to Charleville saw the levee banks that they have built to save the town from the floods. Also saw the Vortex Guns that they thought would make rain during the droughts. Stopped at the bridge that was blown up when a truck carrying 53 tonne Ammonium nitrate caught fire. When it exploded a policeman 1 km from the scene received...

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Sep 9, 2015 - Charleville

What an interesting couple of days we had here. Lovely caravan park, about a 20 minute walk to the town centre, but easy to do (once!!). We joined a tag along tour of the WW2 American secret sites - called the WWII Convoy Tour, it was just amazing hearing of how the US took over this area to test out a new highly secret Bombsight - thousands of them were here, no fraternisation with the townspeople, totally locked down, and at the end, almost everything was either removed or destroyed. However, a band of very determined people have managed...

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Jun 11, 2014 - Happy Birthday T'Ann

Sorry if some photos don't match the text. I took the opportunity of downloading some from Ann's camera today. Before we left Bourke Ann & Di went to the outback show while Harry & I tried out the "Award Winning Bakery" pies. (should have been here Scotty) Then we went and saw the Crossley Engine. It started it's life at the Sydney Power House in 1923. From 1964 it just sat out in a paddock in Narromine. It was donated to the Bourke Shire Council in 2001 and was restored to working condition in 2002. Specifications: Twin cylinder, four...

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Feb 4, 2014 - Tambo - Charleville - Mitchell

Tuesday 4th Feb After a pleasant night, we hit the road, and first stop is the small town of Tambo population of 400, which is known for its cottage industry of TAMBO TEDDIES, this was an industry created by the 3 women of the town in 1992, trying to save the town and the wool industry during a very bad two year drought period and wool prices were rock bottom. The women commenced making wool Teddy Bears, naming them after local properties and each bear is individual and uniquely named. This business has sold over 36,500 bears all over the...

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Nov 4, 2013 - Charleville

11/4/13, Monday Driving to Charleville was flat, straight and through the outback. We saw a very large number of dead kangaroos and emus along the road. They are thick out there, especially at dusk and during the night. In fact, most people try to avoid driving in the outback after 4:00 pm. But the road trains keep going all night. I should mention that we also saw LOTS of live kangaroos and emus too. We stopped in Ilfracombe for breakfast. There was a road train stopped there too. Our next stop was in the town of Blackall to see the...

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May 23, 2013 - Charleville sights

24th May We have had a mixed bag of weather for our stay. Lots of rain, some sun with cold winds. Charleville has an average rainfall of approximately 500mm per annum [most falling in summer] The summers are dry hot days and warm nights with very little humidity. Average temperature range from 20 to 38 degrees [can reach over 40]. The winter is cold nights with mild sunny days with the average temperatures range from 4 to 22 degrees. Can experience sub zero temperatures. There have been major floods in 1905,1917,1934,1990,2008 and 2010....

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May 22, 2013 - CHARLEVILLE QLD

23rd May 2013 Decided to do the housekeeping today......A woman's work is never done.....sigh... sigh Big clean from top to bottom, front to back and Essie is looking almost brand new again. Rob is at Erin's place doing some odd jobs for her and when he came back he did some more reinforcing on the bike rack. Shouldn't move at all now. Tomorrow it's shopping and museum, well at this stage anyhow. You know what they say about the best plans......etc.

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May 21, 2013 - Morven To Charleville

It's on to Morven now, a whole 45ks up the road. Found the Morven Recreation Area which was said to have had power and water but even though we were there around 10am all those sites were taken so we camped over on the side of the billabong which we found to be better in the long run as it was quieter and there was more room anyway. We set up camp and then walked into town. A bit of history for you now: Morven is on the Warrego Highway and was originally known as Saddlers Waterhole and named after Captain T. J. Sadlier, who camped with his...

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May 11, 2012 - Charleville to Longreach

11th May 2012 Day 4: Odometer 8721 Left Charleville at 8.25 am. We stopped at Blackall and had lunch at 12.10. We also stopped at Barcaldine to see the new tree of Knowledge Monument which was really good as it look like a gigantic wooden pipe organ, whilst there we also seen a truck carrying 2 monster truck show cars which we took photos of they are huge in real life. Off we go to Longreach where we had to refuel at 162.9/ litre. We took on 104.46 litres this time. The free camp this time was at the Longreach Waterhole where there were 48...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Day 4 Bourke to Charleville

Day 4 Bourke to Charleville Kathy and Wally fed us breakfast and we were all organized to leave Bourke at 8:30am. We had a big day of driving ahead of us to reach Charleville, but we cruised through the Queensland border, and made the 450km in under 5 hours, with only one pit stop at the service station in Cunnamulla. The kids were fantastic - they watched a bit of TV and strummed the ukulele. On recommendation from fellow travellers, we headed to the Bailey Bar campsite for the night. We set up the annex for the first time as the skies...

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Jun 25, 2011 - A Quick Uptdate While in Town

Hi, A quick hello while we have a coffee in town. We are loving Evening Star at Thurlby Station. The managers, Gavin and Maria are great and Justin the station owner joined us at the campfire on the first night. We walk along the bush track each day and have walked through the part of the station that we are allowed to walk along. Saw a kangaroo and emu footprints. We are not to go off the track as feral dog traps have been laid. We go to the campfire each night and find some very interesting people to talk to. Last night Barry cooked our...

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