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Sep 7, 2015 - Blackall

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in Blackall, known primarily for the Black Stump. Originally a stump used by surveyors to balance their heavy equipment on when working in the area setting up the township, it has become the byword when anything is far away, as in "Beyond the black stump". We all grew up with the saying very common in our time. The township is small enough to walk it all, as we did, seeing the numerous Points of Interest, including Ram Park which is like a Pioneer park of the early days of the settlement. Many old...

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Feb 3, 2014 - Isisford and then Free Camping Blackall

Monday 3rd February Before leaving Longreach we went to the Post Office and posted Ian's birthday present almost a month late. I have included a gift for Amelia, so hope it gets there ok. We left Longreach at 10am to head towards Roma via Isisford, Blackall & Charleville. Well we got to Isisford which is an EXTREMELY small town. But they do have a Police Station !! We wanted to stretch our legs so we went for a wander down the main (only) street. Out the front of a number of the old and or empty shops they have plaques which explain a bit...

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Jul 30, 2013 - The Road to Blackall

We covered almost 400kms of dirt road today from Quilpie to Blackall. We were up for the adventure, and loved it. There were soft bits, side tracks and detours, emus by the zillion and lots of cattle and sheep. Note to the men out there: when your partner has her head out the window, best NOT to hit a big pile of cow poo! Yes, he did. We visited the information centre when we got here and were off. Found our accommodation, then visited the Wool Scour - the only working remaining steam operated wool scour in the world. What a hoot! It was...

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May 26, 2013 - Augathella,Blackall & Barcoo River camp

27th May Leaving Charleville Saturday morning we are heading to Barcaldine. Our first stop is Augathella. This small town has a history of bushrangers, bullockies and huge sheep stations. Augathella murals celebrate the towns history, from the great sheep stations of the west to the famous 1950's movies about "Smiley" based on a local boy growing up in Augathella. The local football team known as the Mighty Augathella Meat Ants were fearless in their attack against their opponAnts, earning the town the nickname,"Meat Ant Country." ...

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Jun 5, 2012 - Charleville to Blackall

After leaving Trilby we drove on to Bourke, a short 100kms on gravel. We arrived around 10.30am, had a look around and decided to only stay the one night then move on. Leaving Bourke we didn't have a destination in mind, just thought we'd see how far we could get and stop whenever it suited the kids. It rained most of the day so we figured it's was good day for traveling and ended up doing 450+ kms, stopping in Cunnamulla for lunch then staying in Charleville for 4 nights at the Evening Star Tourist Park, 8ks out of town. It was a great...

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May 27, 2012 - Roma, Carnarvon Gorge, Mitchell, Morven, Blackall

22nd Roma to Lonesome national Park Left Roma after Hotcakes at Maca's and headed for Injune, good information centre and a lovely little park where we had lunch. Then we continued on to Lonesome National Park, found a great camping spot with a fireplace and table and even some wood. We were the only people there so Lorraine thought she would have a shower with the outside shower, but just as she was about to strip off, two more vehicles arrived so I wasn't able to get the photo's for Utube. 23rd - 24th Carvarvon Gorge Next morning we set...

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Jazzabout Trip 2012

Jul 14, 2011 - Lost Photos Found!

Hi, I had mislaid the photos of the red dunes at Windorah - so pleased that I found them hiding in a file of photos of Lacie and Max! The dunes are supposed to be the reddest in Australia - they really are stunning and the photos do give you a bit of an idea. We left Isisford this morning for two reasons: 1. We were worrried that we may not have enough battery power for another night (will be shopping for a generator). 2. Rain was predicted and although we were parked on grass, when the tracks get a little wet they are very slippery and if...

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May 18, 2011 - Blackall

16th May. This morning we left Charleville and headed towards Blackall We called into a tiny one street town Augathella, which turned out to be a nice little place to stop. There are some nice murals on the walls of buildings. Evidently the boy from the book and movie Smiley grew up in Augathella. The public toilets have nice murals on them too. It is nice to see that such a small town is trying to stay alive. After morning tea we headed for Tambo, which we thought would be interesting, but once again it is a very small country town, we did...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Blackall

Tues 29th June Finally left ‘Evening Star’ station this morning. We had a great time there, a very friendly place and so much room to stretch out. North again along the Matilda Way towards Blackall 300kms away. Great road again with little traffic, a few semi trailers most as road trains with three trailers. All other vehicles again seemed to be caravans driven by grey nomads. Today we saw only one or two live kangaroos, but again lots of emus, oh and one big eagle feasting on one of the hundreds of kangaroo carcases. Stopped for lunch at...

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May 29, 2010 - Fog, Rain and No Sleep - The Journey to Blackall

We're away! After over a year of planning, we have actually started our journey and it feels very surreal. But as I sit and watch miles fly by beneath us, I do know that there is no turning back. Especially after our journey today. We left home at precisely 12.05am and immediately it began to rain, firstly a soft drizzle, and then as we drove higher away from Brisbane not only did the rain get heavier, but fog joined in just to make things extra difficult. We all met up at the D'Aigular (sp) turnoff and it turns out we are now a convoy of...

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Aug 2, 2008 - Blackall -- Camper needed some work!

Just a quick two hour stop in Blackall. We needed to get something fixed on the camper. Troy can explain later! Whilst we were there we went to the last standing Wood Scour. It was a very interesting find. We recharged the batteries and headed to Longreach.

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Mad Darwin Trip

May 21, 2007 - Blackall

21 May Blackall The home of the famous Black Stump . This was in fact a large tree stump used to support the extra large theodolite used for the major astro survey of the district in 1887. The stump was burnt out in bushfires and has been replaced by a stump of petrified wood - which survives. Anywhere west of Blackall became known as "beyond the black stump" Wow! have now been Beyond the Black Stump Once again the evening meal was bush tucker, following entertainment by a bush poet. These have all been very good and...

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