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Apr 30, 2016 - Richmond

First event this morning was the street parade. The theme was 100 years of local council. Parade was short but well done. The hospital float in particular was hilarious with one person in a straight jacket, another in labour, baby dolls being thrown to onlookers, etc. We spent the morning back at camp because it was another very hot day, but went to the bush races in the afternoon. That also turned out to be very entertaining. The races were all 340 metre sprints, and the horses had to start with their backs to the start line. They turned...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Hughenden to Richmond

Woken up early again by council workers cleaning up the showgrounds and as we got the impression they wanted to also clean up the horse droppings on the RV site, we decided just to pack up and get on the road first thing. We arrived in Richmond (home of the Kronosouras queenslandicus) about 11.30 and had camp set up again by lunch time. The Richmond area used to be ancient seafloor, so most of the fossils are of marine life. It so happens that it is the Richmond fossil festival this weekend. Could be fun with free rodeo, bush race meeting...

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Oct 22, 2014 - Richmond

Well, quite an eventful day, today. Didn't get to look at the leak this morning for one reason or another. But it's ok if I don't leave the water pump turned on. I just turn it on when I need some water, then turn it off. So I'll look at it in a couple of days' time. Took off for Richmond at about 7.30am and arrived about 10am. I visited the Kronosaurus Korner information centre and went through the fantastic museum they havs full of fossils found in the Hughenden-Richmond-Winton area. I just love dinosaur stuff (have watched the Jurassic...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Pentland to Richmond

After staying a night in Pentland, we headed west through Hughenden to Richmond to start our Dinosaur experience. We had a long, hot and dusty day. The “new” second hand car needs the air conditioning fixed which we will get done in either Cairns or back in Brissy. We try not to travel more than about 250km in any single day as we want the boys to enjoy the trip. We have decided not to head any further west and head to the tropics after Richmond, Winton and Hughenden. We stayed in Richmond for 5 nights and loved it! We stayed at the caravan...

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Trip Journal

Pep family road trip

Jul 26, 2012 - Richmond 2

Today we went to the Cambridge Downs Heritage Display and saw couches the 1800s then we walked to Kronosaurus Korner and saw fossils of marine reptiles. We also saw giant turtles and ammonites then we went to the water park next to the lake and had lunch. After that we drove out of town to go fossicking for fossils and found plenty of shells and Keagan even found a volcanic rock. We came back to the caravan park and played at the water park next to the lake.

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Sep 1, 2010 - Richmond - the fossil centre of Australia

Richmond is a very nice little country town and although we planned only one night here, we stayed for two. The caravan park was small but clean and pleasant, overlooking the town lake. It was now 34 degrees and so it was down to the lake for a swim. An interesting tourist attraction in the town is the Kronosaurus Korner Fossil Centre. The centre houses a collection of prehistoric marine fossils all found in the Richmond area and dating from 110 million years ago when all this area was covered in a vast inland sea. There was also a very...

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Oct 12, 2009 - Mt Isa to Richmond. Days 92-94

Poor Kenny was bandaged up, given his helmet and his gun and ordered back into the trenches. He was a brave fellow and we limped our way across northwestern Queensland to Richmond, where Dad had told me to visit to see the Dinosaur centre. Once part of an inland sea, this flat grassy plains region is laden full of marine fossil life and seeing them laid in the sand at the excellent Kronosaurus Korner (Silly name for a serious museum) was really disturbing. To see such fossils, so obviously remnants of long extinct species, it really makes...

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Sep 4, 2008 - To Richmond

JOSH: Right now we're driving to Richmond. It's rrrrreeeaaalllyyy hilly!!!! It's amzing how land changes. ANG: Without being too negative, it feels like the best part of the trip is behind us. Maybe it's just that we really LOVED the NT - so wild, and huge. Monoliths which are so iconic, and then surprises in tiny stops. Natural wonder like you can't imagine. Colours in the desert. Ranges. Changing landscapes. So many animals. Beautiful birds. Seems that the most wild and rugged part is done. But, having said that, everyone says Tasmania...

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Aug 7, 2008 - Day 45 - Mt Isa to Richmond

Vital Statistics Distance: 415 KM Diesel Price Mt Isa: $1.79 – we read somewhere where the Qld Government subsidise Diesel by 8c per litre Fuel Economy : 12.8 ltr / 100 We were on the road at 8:25 on, what was a cold a windy morning. Originally we had planned to travel directly to Winton from Mt Isa. However, the kids were travelling so well, that we decided to detour East for an overnight stop to Richmond to checkout the large dinosaur museum there. We stopped at 9:30am for Breakfast at Cloncurry. We spent over an hour at the John Flynn...

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