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The race weekend

“The Melbourne Cup of the bush” “The race at the edge of the world” That’s a couple of the slogans for the Birdsville races, which is just one round of the Simpson Racing Carnival. The other two are at Betoota … Continue reading

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While I’m sure that at least a couple of my readers ( Jillaroo Jess and Outback Joe ) know about Birdsville somebody somewhere might be wondering where the heck the place is, and why I’m going there ….or then again, … Continue reading

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The road to Birdsville

After Longreach I headed for Winton, and then westward to Boulia across the “Channel Country” and then south to Birdsville. Once you start heading west you know you are really “outback”, the country soon changes to endless flat plains broken … Continue reading

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Star trails

Boulia shire, way, way out in western Queensland has a tourist motto : “wide open horizons, magical night skies” For once, it’s not an exaggeration. As Banjo Paterson wrote in “Clancy of The Overflow”: And he sees the vision splendid … Continue reading

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Longreach is the self proclaimed “capital of the outback” so I suppose it is a fitting place for the Australian Stockmans’ Hall of Fame and Outback Museum ? I think it started off as just the Hall of Fame, but … Continue reading

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Back to the Outback

Well, beach time is over, and I’m back on the road on my way to Birdsville. After Cape tribulation and Mission beach I finished my beach bum days at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays with a 3 day yacht trip … Continue reading

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