Published: August 23rd 2008August 23rd 2008
Left Emerald and drove to Barcaldine The town has about a 1km-long stretch of old restored machinery along it's main street - very interesting.
Next stop Longreach - spent 3 days there. Saw the Stockman's Hall of Fame (BRILLIANT) and the Qantas Museum (good if you're a plane freak). Ran into Johh & Lyn Collins from I'fail - small world again!
Next stop Winton - the Dinosaur Trackway (had to go but not mind-blowing and a 220km round-trip!), Elliot (the largest dinosaur yet found in Australia) - there is a plaster cast of him in the Dinosaur Museum, the Waltzing Matilda Centre (a memorial to Banjo Paterson). This place was EXCELLENT with lots to look at - not just "Banjo' stuff but local history, general outback stuff, pictures, etc. Thoroughly recommended.
Now in Boulia (Min Min country!!). Went to the Min Min Centre for a very entertaining presentation and staying here for 2 nights on the banks of the Burke River (named after Burke & Wills) - but dry as a bone!
Next onto Bedourie and then Birdsville for the famous Birdsville Races. Should be a good one !!! Hello to all