An electric train taking coal from the open cut coalmine to the coast

Blackwater

Blackwater (and Blackdown Tablelands)
A modern mining town servicing the nearby open cut coal mines.
Blackwater is 836 km from Brisbane and 190 km from Rockhampton, west on the Capricorn Highway. The town got its name from the colouring of the local water supply by ti-trees which are common in the area.

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A disused picture theatre in the main street of Tambo

Tambo

Tambo
A quiet, old style country town.
To the traveller speeding along the Mitchell Highway from Charleville to Longreach, Tambo seems nothing special. Located 200 km from Charleville and 208 km from Barcaldine it's just another town in western Queensland. A sign at the southern end of the town announces that it has a population of about 500 and is located 398 m above sea level. This would hardly cause the traveller to even pause.

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The statue of 'World Champion Shearer Jackie Howe' (John Robert Howe) 1861-1920 Blade shore 321 sheep in 7 hours 40 ...

Blackall

The statue of 'World Champion Blade Shearer Jackie Howe (John Robert Howe) 1861-1920 Blade shore 321 sheep in 7 hours 40 minutes at 'Alice Downs' Blackall on Monday 10 October 1892.

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The mountains of waste near the Blair Athol coalmine

Blair Athol

Blair Athol
A modern coal mining town.
Located 22 km north of Clermont (where all the workers now live) Blair Athol consists of little more than a huge open-cut mine.

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The Taroom Hotel

Taroom

Taroom
Small rural service centre.
Taroom is a small service centre located 464 km west of Brisbane via the Warrego and Leichhardt Highways.

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Barcaldine - Fast Facts

Barcaldine
Interesting town famous for its role in the development of the Australian labour movement.
Located 1080 km north-west Brisbane and 273 m above sea-level, Barcaldine is a sleepy town of 1700 people with a lot of pubs and a wealth of interesting and unusual buildings.

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Barcaldine - Culture and History

Barcaldine
Interesting town famous for its role in the development of the Australian labour movement.
Located 1080 km north-west Brisbane and 273 m above sea-level, Barcaldine is a sleepy town of 1700 people with a lot of pubs and a wealth of interesting and unusual buildings.

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Barcaldine - Places to See

Barcaldine
Interesting town famous for its role in the development of the Australian labour movement.
Located 1080 km north-west Brisbane and 273 m above sea-level, Barcaldine is a sleepy town of 1700 people with a lot of pubs and a wealth of interesting and unusual buildings.

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