Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum

The Information Centre at Windorah also had a Museum which was built around a Boundary Riders Mud cottage which was carefully transported from out of Windorah to the current location. Here it sits in glorious splendour lovingly cared for by the Community and volunteers, surrounded with memorabilia from the past. http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/whitula-gate-museum/index.cfm The Whitula Gate MuseumContinue reading “Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum”

Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre

http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au/water Bedourie’s Artesian Spa and Swimming Pool Complex has a 22 person Therapeutic Spa, which is one of the favorite for locals and visitors alike. The crystal clear water comes directly from the artesian bore in town and the 25 metre swimming pool is beautifully cool after your time in the spa. There are threeContinue reading “Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre”

Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie is a town with a population of 120 perched on a sand dune, surrounded by Eyre Creek, 1,600 kms from Brisbane and 200 kms from Birdsville. Bedourie is the Administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire which covers an area of 95,000 sq kms. In the 1800’s it was a major rest stop for  droversContinue reading “Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert”

Banana Boats at Russell Island

The first long-term settlers were attracted by the island’s sugar potential as well as its timber. The arrival of settlers, such as John Willes, in the late 1860s marked the beginning of the island’s farming period, which lasted for the next 100 years. Over this time  many lucrative farms produced fruit and vegetables for theContinue reading “Banana Boats at Russell Island”

Old Jetty and History of Russell Island

http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Russell Island Jetty The first settlers on the island relied on their own resources to take themselves and their produce to market. The area to the east of the current jetty was the site of the rafting ground, where the timber-getters would form log rafts to float their timber to sawmills on the mainland.Continue reading “Old Jetty and History of Russell Island”

Russell Island

http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Like the other islands in the bay, Russell Island has supplied people with food, shelter and other resources for thousands of years. Russell Island was known as Canaipa until it was renamed in the 1840s after Lord John Russell, the British Secretary of State for the colonies at that time. By the 1850s, theContinue reading “Russell Island”

Woolshed and Sheep Shearing at Jondaryan Queensland

Located 45 kms west of Toowoomba near the village of Jondaryan, The Woolshed at Jondaryan is an historic icon in the region. Built in 1859, the Woolshed is now the centrepiece of the Woolshed at Jondaryan, a major cultural tourist attraction and event venue. In its first 17 years, Jondaryan Station changed hands seven timesContinue reading “Woolshed and Sheep Shearing at Jondaryan Queensland”

JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juyongguan Juyongguan or Juyong Pass (simplified Chinese: 居庸关; traditional Chinese: 居庸關; pinyin: Jūyōng Guān) is a mountain pass located in the Changping District of Beijing Municipality, over 50 kilometers (31 mi) from central Beijing. The Great Wall of China passes through, and the Cloud Platform gate was built here in 1342 CE. The pass hadContinue reading “JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan”

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