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Your passport to the real Australian Outback Includes the Outback Queensland towns of Cunnamulla, Eulo and Yowah 2010/2011 INFORMATION GUIDE


Contents OUT THE BACK AUSTRALIA TOURS Introduction2 How to book 3

Daily Tours

Nightly Campfire Dinner 4 Gone Walkabout Town & Industry 5 Thursday - Glencoe Station 6 Sunday - Rocky Station 7 Sandboard Hire 8 Sunset River Cruise 9 Kayak Tour and Hire 10

Accommodated Tours

outback magic

3 Day - Jewels of the Outback 3 Day - Outback Farmstay 6 Day - Get Down and Dusty

Family Tours

...experience AUTHENTIC WORKING SHEEP & CATTLE STATION 54 kms east of Cunnamulla Looking for a taste of life on the land, a true outback experience on 27,000 ha.? For owner Robyn Russell, the property is a labour of love having been in the family for over 85 years. • Safaris take in nature’s artesian mineral spa bath and landscape. • Bird watchers paradise, wildlife, bush cooking & top hospitality. PRIVATE AIRSTRIP E146°11’ S28°04’ Length 940m Charleville

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Eulo BALONNE HIGHWAY

Cunnamulla

Accommodation and Meal Packages to suit all itineraries and budgets • Authentic clean, self catering shearer’s quarters. • Camping powered and non powered sites near the beautiful Bore for motor homes, caravans, tents and swags. • Hosted home of memorabilia, private room or a start gazing bed on the verandah with home cooked meals.

Tours – Daily or Extended unique and fun filled

Special group packages available all inclusive.

• Enquire about daily tours ex Cunnamulla and return • Exposure to general station activities. • Visit Jack’s Hut and historic bore. • History tours, woolshed, cemetery and more. • Dine with your hosts & don’t miss the magic of the bush. • Shearing in action usually June or July. • Bookings in advance appreciated. As seen on Queensland Weekender, Travel Oz and queenslandholidays.com

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CHARLOTTE PLAINS

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Book your Charlotte Plains adventure, online or call Robyn on Ph: +61 7 4655 4923. “Charlotte Plains” Charlotte Plains Road, Balonne Highway, Cunnamulla Queensland, 4490 AUSTRALIA. Fax: +61 7 4655 4114 Email: charlotteplains@harboursat.com.au. Web: www.charlotteplains.com.au

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Publisher: Peieta Mills Out the Back Australia Pty Ltd 32 John Street, Cunnamulla, QLD 4490 Telephone: (07) 4655 1679 Fax: (07) 4655 0400 Email: info@outthebackaustralia.com.au

Backpacker Tours

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Photography: Stephanie Mills. Thanks We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the production of the 2010/2011 Information Guide. It is extremely gratifying to work with people who are motivated to expose our towns, businesses, services, unique attractions and great people to new audiences around Australia and the globe. In a region that has so much on offer it is exciting working together as one to redevelop and market and showcase our history and unique natural resources. This publication is only made possible through the commitment and support of our advertisers, so please show your appreciation by supporting them in whatever way you can. © Out the Back Australia Pty Ltd. All content within this publication is protected by copyright. This includes all text, photographs, maps, graphics, advertisements etc. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any manner without the express written consent of the publisher. Disclaimer: The publisher makes all attempts to provide content that is true and accurate at the time of printing this Guide; however, we give no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness, or applicability of any of the contents.

4 Day - Outback Thrills 22 5 Day - Outback Wildlife & Farmstay24 9 Day - Outback Ensemble 26

Introduction29 How to get there 30 Motoring Safety 34 Local Flora and Wildlife 35 Local Industry 38 Cunnamulla Heritage 40 Cunnumulla Town Tributes 42 Cunnamulla Gun Club 46 Properties in the area 47 Cunnamulla Businesses 48

Eulo52 Yowah55 Fishing the Warrego Local Services Directory Cunnamulla Clubs Quickfind business listings Telephone Listings Events Calendar

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INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 1


Introduction

How to book

Introducing Out the Back

Australia

Encompassing the Western Queensland towns of Cunnamulla, Eulo, Yowah, Wyandra and surrounding districts, Out the Back Australia Tours have captured the very best of life in rural Australia and rolled it into a selection of fun, action packed, hands on adventures. The region is rich in history, Aussie larrikins, wildlife, natural beauty and wonder and is just about as “outback” as you can get. Each Tour invites you to take part in authentic outback experiences including sheep shearing and wool handling, farming demonstrations, homestead and property visits, opal tours, bird watching, fishing and kayaking on the Warrego River, sand boarding, mineral mud baths, a camp over dinner and a good old fashioned “pub crawl”.

How to book: • In person:

At Out the Back Australia 32 John Street Cunnamulla (beside IGA)

• By telephone: please call (07) 4655 1679

• By email: info@outthebackaustralia.com.au

• On the web: visit www.outthebackaustralia.com.au

Check us out on:

No other tours allow you to get this “up close and personal” with the true soul of the Australian outback. The Tours have been designed specifically to allow tourists to sample real-life outback experiences and to get their hands dirty in the spirit of adventure and fun.

• Or contact your local travel agent.

There’s a Tour to suit every traveller. Over the next 21 pages, each uniquely crafted adventure is highlighted in detail with a snapshot of what you can expect to see and do. Regardless of your age or travel timetable, there’s something for everyone who’s ever wanted to “live like a local” from a few hours to more than a week.

Outback Survival Pack

Out the Back Australia tours options include: • F or those with just a few hours – sandboarding, river cruises, kayaking and a heritage tour of Cunnamulla • D aily Tours – see the workings of local farming stations and sample some of the regions highlights • 3, 6 and 8-day Tours for the ultimate outback experience

All extended tour participants receive a FREE Outback Survival Pack including: Hat, t-shirt, fly veil, water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, travel diary, post cards, pens, sling bag.

Valued at over $200.

• Backpacker Tours – 4, 5 and 9-day options for younger explorers • Family Tour – design your own outback adventure for the entire family Our Tours entice tourists young and old, from all around the country and the globe to sample everything that the region has to offer. All Tours include air-conditioned transport in a mini coach, meals, entrance fees and accommodation in hotels, cottages and cabins. So leave your glad rags at home and get ready to “get down and dusty” on the trip of a lifetime! 2 OUT THE BACK AUSTRALIA TOURS

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Daily Tours

Daily Tours

Nightly Campfire Dinner AUD$22PP

3 COURSE MEAIL

FROM 18.00

TOUR CODE CAMPFIREDINNER

NIGHTLY FROM 1 APRIL TO 30 SEPTEMBER

Music, dancing, food, drink, good times and great company! Join the party around the Gidyea coal campfire at Out the Back Australia headquarters nightly at 6pm. Free pick up and drop off from anywhere in Cunnamulla town area. Your three course dinner will be cooked to perfection in an old “Carmichael 430” wood stove. Happy hour kicks off at 17.00 (BYO Alcohol). Dinner served at 18.00 and the menu includes: • Homemade Soup • Roast including locally grown organic lamb, chicken, roast potatoes and pumpkin, vegie bake, peas and gravy. All plates & cutlery provided. • Dessert – Bread & butter pudding including ice cream cream and custard with billy tea or coffee If you have a talent let us know and you can take the stage! Book in advance by 2pm daily. Come and join the party at Out the Back Australia Gallery & Café 32 John St, Cunnamulla (next to IGA). Free pick up and drop off service from your accommodation available.

ALL DAY ENTERTAINMENT

Old-fashioned bush entertainment and hospitality, ALL DAY, EVERYDAY from 1 April to 30 September. Out the Back Australia Gallery & Cafe 32 John St Cunnamulla (next to IGA).

Daily Timetable of Events 09.30 to 11.30 12.00 to 14.00 14.30 to 16.30

Billy Tea and Damper Lunch Special Billy Tea and Damper

AUD $5 pp AUD $12 pp AUD $5 pp

Also … daily presentations on the local area, things to see and do and information on forthcoming events.

Gone Walkabout Town and Industry Tour FROM

AUD$30PP

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

10.00 TO 13.00

TOUR CODE CMLLATOWNTOUR

Tour departs Cunnamulla daily GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Take a tour of Cunnamulla with one of the team from Out the Back Australia. You are guaranteed to return with cramps in your cheeks from laughing so much. As you make your way around town you will get to meet some of the locals and learn all about this pioneering rural outpost called Cunnamulla.

• Learn the secrets of the town’s past legends • Fun and friendly • Meet some locals

Relax in the comfortable air conditioned coach, which will pick you up and drop you off to and from your preferred location in Cunnamulla. “Smoko” served along the way!

Half Day Tour (with one smoko)

Full Day Tour (with two smokos)

Town Tour & Campfire Dinner

$30PP

$95PP

$50PP

Meals – Smoko included. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

For booking Information see page 3.

For booking Information see page 3.

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• Tour commentary by a local up to 3rd generation

You get to experience local industry not open to the public such as state of the art organic farming on a scale that will blow your mind! Learn about the many legends past and present of our town and you will be amazed at what is happening. Hear the story of the shearers strike, where the industry started and where it is today. See where they caught the last man hanged in Queensland for the crime of robbery and hear the stories of once grand buildings and homes now just relics of the past. Discover “deadmen-tell-tales” discussing the colourful characters at the local historical cemetery who lived and died in the area over the last two centuries.

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au

• Organic farming

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Daily Tours

Daily Tours

Thursday Glencoe Station ADULTS

AUD$95PP

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

08.00 TO 17.00

TOUR CODE FRIDAYGLENCOE

Tour departs Cunnamulla every Thursday GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

08:00 coach departure from Out the Back Australia, Cunnamulla. Visit Allan Tannock Weir and experience the magnificent Warrego River. Arrive at Glencoe station, visit the sheep yards and shearing shed and see a real-life working property. Sample a traditional bush smoko of “Billy tea and Damper” with the station owners Hugh and Helen Miller. Watch the working sheep dogs bring in the sheep and then learn all about wool production including shearing a sheep. On return to Cunnamulla embark on a historical tour of Cunnamulla including local industries such as organic farming. Watch the history of the town unfold and hear about the many legends of the past as you weave your way on a historical tour of the town’s cemetery. Return to Out the Back Gallery Cafe where you can feel free to tour the photographic display of Stephanie Mills at your own leisure. Use the facilities, grab a bite to eat or refreshing drink at the Cafe or check out the range of gifts, souvenirs and services available.

Adult

Child (4-14)

Child under 4

$95PP

$71PP

Free

• Working sheep property • Morning tea with station owners • Organic farming and grape farms • Town and heritage cemetery tour • Allan Tannock Weir

Sunday Rocky Station ADULTS

AUD$95PP

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

08.00 TO 17.00

TOUR CODE SUNDAYROCKY

Tour departs Cunnamulla every Sunday GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Visit Allan Tannock Weir and experience the magnificent Warrego River and then Cunnamulla’s heritage cemetery where you will hear all the stories of past legends of the town. Depart for the morning’s adventures at Rocky Station. Another opportunity to stroll along the banks of the Warrego River on the “Wallaby Walk” so keep your eyes open and be quiet so you can spot one of these cute little fellas often seen at the water’s edge. Act out your “Indiana Jones” fantasy and navigate your way across the 70 metre swinging footbridge, never before open to the public. Arriving at the homestead, have morning tea and relish in the friendly country hospitality offered by station owners Chris and Mike Webster. On return to Cunnamulla embark on a historical of Cunnamulla including local industries such as organic farming. Watch the history of the town unfold and hear about the many legends of the past as you weave your way on a historical tour of the town’s cemetery. Return to Out the Back Gallery Cafe where you can feel free to tour the photographic display of Stephanie Mills at your own leisure. Use the facilities, grab a bite to eat or refreshing drink at the Cafe or check out the range of gifts, souvenirs and services available.

Adult

Child (4-14)

Child under 4

$95PP

$71PP

Free

Meals – Lunch and two smoko’s included. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

Meals – Lunch and two smoko’s included. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

For booking Information see page 3.

For booking Information see page 3.

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au

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• Allan Tannock Weir • Walk the suspended footbridge • Morning tea with station owners • Organic farming and grape farms • Town and heritage cemetery tour • Wallaby nature walk

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Daily Tours

Daily Tours

Sandboard Hire FROM

AUD$20 PER HR

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

FROM 08.00

• Large natural dune TOUR CODE SANDBOARDS

Daily Monday to Saturday Sunday by appointment GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Get your heart racing and adrenalin pumping as you hit the slopes for an action packed hardcore adventure. With a massive natural sand dune just outside Cunnamulla, you can take one of our sand boards or sleds for a thrilling ride down the sandy slopes. It’s a tough climb all the way to the top but well worth the effort as you speed your way back to the bottom. The ride will give you such a rush, you’ll want to turn around and do it all over again. Based on skill, this sport is similar to snowboarding – you can wind your way to the bottom or simply go full speed in a straight line. Hire a sand board or toboggan by the hour, with a $50 deposit (refundable on return of equipment without damage). Toboggan & Sandboard Hire (includes wax) FROM $20 PER HOUR

Meals – Food hampers and beverages can be purchased to take with you to the sand dunes. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation or chosen location can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

• Toboggan or sandboard • Bird and wildlife • Hire by the hour, drop off & pick up • Food hampers & beverages for purchase

Sunset River Cruise FROM

AUD$65PP

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

16.00 TIL DARK

TOUR CODE BOATCRUISETOUR

Tour departs Daily Monday to Friday & Sundays by appointment GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 5 PAX

Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy a boat cruise along the scenic Warrego River with a keen, local fisherman. An abundance of spectacular bird and wildlife, river gums and local history will mesmerize you as you slowly cruise along the beautiful calm waters of the Warrego. Why not wet a line and troll behind the boat, maybe even catch a yellow belly or an elusive Murray cod. Enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine and some savories as you experience a magnificent outback sunset over the water. With a limit of just 5 passengers per cruise, an intimate and unique experience is assured. If you would like to throw in a line please confirm when booking. Sunset River Cruise

Cruise & Campfire Dinner

Cruise & 3-course Riverbank Dinner

$65PP

$85PP

$120PP

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

For booking Information see page 3.

For booking Information see page 3.

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• Bird and wildlife • Fish with a local angler • Enjoy a beer or wine with savouries

Meals – Savouries included. BYO Alcohol. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation or chose location can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au

• Cruise the coffee coloured waters of the Warrego River

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au

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Daily Tours

Daily Tours

Kayak Tour and Hire FROM 08.00

TOUR FROM

AUD$45PP

• Kayak up the Warrego River

TOUR CODE KAYAKTOUR

SELF GUIDED TOURS

Take a relaxing scenic adventure on the magnificent Warrego River. The abundance of spectacular bird and wildlife, river gums and local history will keep you entertained as you slowly paddle your way upstream, through the Lost Forest to your very own private island. Take a rest stop for lunch before heading back via Nev’s Gully. Every section of the river offers its own little bit of magic. The serenity of nature will simultaneously calm and energise you.

Child under 16

$45PP

$30PP

• Kayak hire available with maps

Meals – Light lunch and refeshments included in guided tour only. Picnic hampers available for purchase with kayak hire. Transfers – Collection from and drop off to your accommodation or designated location can be arranged please confirm at time of booking. Delivery of kayaks included.

TOUR CODE KAYAKHIRE

For those keen to venture out on their own, why not grab a kayak or canoe and explore the Warrego River for a few hours or a whole day. Take a picnic lunch, go fishing, animal and bird watch or just enjoy the silence. Includes double kayaks, lifejackets, waterproof containers for your gear and maps and basic skills briefing by our qualified staff.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Adult

• Lost Forest of river gums, private island

• Guided tour by accredited guide

Daily Monday to Saturday Sundays by appointment

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

• Bird and wildlife

Double Kayak Hire per hour

Double Kayak Hire per day

$40

$120

Bookings – Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

River Walk

Key A

Darby Land Bridge

Boat ramp

Route marker Ambulance

Golf Course

Hospital

Walking Track

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Recreation facilities Allan Tannock Weir

Bandy Paddock

The Old Bridge

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KAYAK TRIP C TO D

The beautiful grassed area beside the Darby Land Bridge is a great spot to stop for smoko or lunch on a long paddle or launch your kayak to start a trip up the river. This area is also home to hundreds of white Corellas. As you paddle up the river you will see many shy black tail wallabies and kangaroos on the left hand side of the river, which is the golf club.

On the right you will see what used to be called the “Red Hills” – a favorite swimming spot for local kids who would swing off large trees into the water.

KAYAK TRIP D TO E

As you approach D “The Old Bridge” you will notice the wetlands area, home to cranes

As you travel you will enter the “Lost Forest”, an area where trees once grew on what used to be the riverbank or islands but are now covered with water.

species, river hens and sometimes spoonbills.

From D the river changes dramatically. Prior to the weir being erected this section of the river would often go dry in places.

The further upstream you travel, the more varieties of birds, ducks, eagles, falcons, budgies,

parrots, rainbow bee-eaters you will see. The paddle is made more exciting as you navigate your way between the trees. The gully or channel that goes off to the right is named “Nevs Gully” and a trip along there is a must. You can spend hours paddling all around this area up to Bandy Paddock however you would need to paddle back to either point D or C for vehicle access to load the kayaks at the completion of your paddle.

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Accommodated Tours

Accommodated Tours

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Tour Highlights

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Child 4-14

Child under 4

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$1465

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The landscape was absolutely beautiful and the days were Thargomindah jam packed … but it was the people that made it so terrific. We really felt like we were visiting old friends, rather than being ‘on tour’.“” “

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To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea,Noorama lunch, r afternoon tea and Rdinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. vi e o ro Currawinya Pa Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. National Park Barringunis Hungerford Accommodation – All accommodation included. Cunnamulla – Accommodation en-suite basic 3 Star however 5 Star bedding, bed linen and towels are used for your comfort. Yowah – Accommodation is 5 Star Safari Style tents to combine the natural experience of bush camping with the comforts you would expect from a modern quality hotel. The tents are set up for couples each contains a queen bed, two bedside tables, table and chairs. All 5 Star bedding, linen and towels are provided. Shared facilities. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

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Depart Cunnamulla for Glencoe Station, visit the sheep yards and shearing sheds, morning tea with the station owners, visit “Hortonvale” organic farm and “Melrose” grape farm. Mid afternoon visit an outback working sheep and cattle Bulloo property, evening artesian spa, dine with propertyLakes owners, overnight farmstay.

Day 3 – Friday (B, L)

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Day 1 – Wednesday (D)

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To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

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Barringun

WALES

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation included. Cunnamulla – Accommodation is en-suite basic 3 Star however 5 Star bedding, bed linen and towels are used for your comfort. Farmstays are a mix of in home or shearers quarters with shared facilities. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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Accommodated Tours

Bull oo R

Aldville

Wyandra

Tour Highlights

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6-day Get Down and Dusty

Accommodated Tours

To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

142

Noccundra

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS Heritage Hotel

WAY)

Bullawarra Lakes6DGDD TOUR CODE

Tour departs Cunnamulla Thargomindah every Friday

AUD$2295PP

(EX CUNNAMULLA)

Hydro Power

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

N E W

S O U T H

WA L E S

Depart Cunnamulla for Rocky Station (a working sheep and cattle property), walk suspended footbridge over the Warrego River, head to Charlotte Plains, swim in the artesian bore, dine under the stars at “Jack’s Hut”, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay.

Day4 – Monday (B, L, D)

• NOORAMA PICNIC RACES

8-13 April 2011 13-17 April 2012

• M  USIC IN THE MULGA MUSIC FESTIVAL

6-11 May 2011 11- 16 May 2012

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Eulo

Day 3 Overnight

Glencoe

To/From: Bourke Dubbo Sydney

Lake Numalla

Rocky Station

Explore Charlotte Plains, return to Cunnamulla, free afternoon, pub crawl, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day5 – Tuesday (B, L, D) Depart Cunnamulla for the opal fields of Yowah, fossick for an opal, head to Eulo, visit date farm, browse Eulo Stores and Gallery, enjoy a beer at The Eulo Queen Hotel, bush dinner, overnight in Yowah.

Charlotte Plains To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

Riv e

Q U E E N S L A N D

12-17 November 2010 11-16 November 2011

TAL ROAD

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Historical tour of Cunnamulla, kayak or fish the Warrego River, campfire dinner under the stars, overnight in Cunnamulla.

NE

LON

Lake Wyara

Lakes

• CUNNAMULLA FELLA FESTIVAL

Days 1,2, 4 & 5 Overnight

BA

OPMEN

Bu llo

Day2 – Saturday Bulloo (B, L, D)

Plan your outback adventure around one of the unique special events that take place in our region each year

BULLO

Bowra

Nardoo

Hortonvale

Cunnamulla

O DEV EL

Starts 15.00 in Cunnamulla, heritage cemetery tour, barefoot bowls, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day3 – Sunday (B, L, D)

Yowah

Kayak

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Day 1 – Friday (D)

SPECIAL EVENT TOURS

To/From: Thargomindah

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Paroo River

(ADVENTURE

Noorama

Currawinya National Park

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Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, Barringun Hungerford afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation included. Cunnamulla – Accommodation is en-suite basic 3 Star however 5 Star bedding, bed linen and towels are used for your comfort. Farmstays are a mix of in home or shearers quarters with shared facilities.Yowah – Accommodation is 5 Star Safari Style tents to combine the natural experience of bush camping with the comforts you would expect from a modern quality hotel. The tents are set up for couples each contains a queen bed, two bedside tables, table and chairs. All 5 Star bedding, linen and towels are provided. Shared facilities.

• Farmstay • Working sheep and cattle property • Artesian spa • Campfire dinner • Kayaking or fishing on the Warrego • Walk the suspended footbridge • Date farm • Opal fossicking • Aussie “pub crawl” • Bare foot bowls • Aboriginal artwork and galleries

Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney.

Day6 – Wednesday (B, L) Visit the monument to our fallen soldiers, view authentic aboriginal artworks, free afternoon for shopping. Ends 14.30. Per person

Twin Share

Single Supp.

Child 4-14

Child under 4

$2295

$2605

$1685

Free

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

WAY)

• Visit working farms and Thargomindah properties Bullawarra Lakes

To/From: Thargomindah

Hydro Power

Yowah BULLO

• Pick grapes at local vineyard

Boat Cruise

Bowra

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Starts 15.00 in Cunnamulla, afternoon tea at Out the Back Australia Gallery & Café, boat cruise along the Warrego River, campfire dinner under the stars, overnight in Bulloo Cunnamulla. Lakes

Day 2 – Thursday (B, L, D)

Sandboard or sled down a massive natural sand dune, visit “Hortonvale” organic wheat farm, pick grapes at “Melrose” grape farm, free afternoon for shopping. Ends 14.30.

Extra Child

Child under 4

$495

$395

Free

NE

LON

BA OPMEN

TAL ROAD

Eulo

Y

HW

• Mud springs • Sunset river cruise

Lake Numalla Lake Wyara

Rocky Station

Charlotte Plains

Days 1 to 2 Overnight

Glencoe

To/From: Bourke Dubbo Sydney

• Sandboarding

QUE E NS LAND Depart Cunnamulla for the opal fields of Yowah, visit the bluff, “Lover’s leap”, fossick • Campfire dinners for your very own opal, have your find cut and polished at Yowah Gallery, explore the N E W S OUT H WALE S • Opal fossicking mud springs at Eulo, enjoy a traditonal “bush” dinner, overnight in Yowah.

Day 3 – Friday (B, L)

Nardoo

Hortonvale

Cunnamulla

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Bu

Day 1 – Wednesday (D)

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To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

HWY MATILDA

TOUR CODE 3DFFT

Paroo River

Heritage Hotel

142

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Noccundra

Tour departs Cunnamulla every Wednesday

Extra Adult

Family Tours

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Tour Highlights

(ADVENTURE

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(EX CUNNAMULLA)

Wyandra

To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

llo

AUD$1899

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

W ilso

3-day Family Explorer 2 ADULTS 2 CHILDREN

Aldville

Bull oo

Family Tours

Noorama r

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I can honestly say I can’’t remember feeling so happy, proud and content with life as I did for those couple of hours with our little family and the tour you created for us all.“ “

Currawinya National Park

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Pa

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Hungerford

Barringun

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation included. Accommodation is typically three-star standard and options include air-conditioned cabin or motel accommodation with ensuite. Yowah – Accommodation is 5 Star Safari Style tents to combine the natural experience of bush camping with the comforts you would expect from a modern quality hotel. All 5 Star bedding, linen and towels are provided. Shared facilities. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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MATILDA Rive r

Family Tours

Bull oo

Aldville

6-day Family Action (EX CUNNAMULLA)

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142

TOUR CODE 6DFFT

Tour departs Cunnamulla every Friday

Heritage Hotel

WAY)

• Visit workingThargomindah farms and properties

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Bullawarra Lakes

To/From: Thargomindah

Hydro Power

Yowah BULLO

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Ri

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Nardoo

Hortonvale

Day 3 Overnight

Cunnamulla

Y

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LON

BA OPMEN

TAL ROAD

Eulo

Glencoe

To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

Riv e

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• Kayaking or fishing on the Warrego

Starts 15.00 in Cunnamulla, barefoot bowls, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day2 – Saturday (B, L, D)

• Walk the suspended footbridge

Bulloo Historical tour of Cunnamulla, kayak or fish the Warrego River, campfire Lakes dinner under the stars, overnight in Cunnamulla.

• Sunset river cruise

Q UE E NS L A ND

Day3 – Sunday (B, L, D)

NE W

Day4 – Monday (B, L, D) Depart Cunnamulla for the opal fields of Yowah, fossick for an opal, explore the mud springs at Eulo, bush dinner, overnight in Yowah.

Day5 – Tuesday (B, L, D) Boat cruise along the Warrego River, 3-course dinner with a local family, bush entertainment, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day6 – Wednesday (B, L) Sandboard or sled down a massive natural sand dune, visit “Hortonvale” organic wheat farm, pick grapes at “Melrose” grape farm, free afternoon for shopping. Ends 14.30.

Extra Adult

Extra Child

Child under 4

$850

$699

Free

For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

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S O UT H

To/From: Bourke Dubbo Sydney

Lake Numalla Lake Wyara

Rocky Station

Charlotte Plains

Days 1,2,4 & 5 Overnight

r

Day 1 – Friday (D)

Kayak / Cruise

Bowra

O DEV EL

• Sandboarding

Depart Cunnamulla for Rocky Station, walk suspended footbridge over the Warrego River, morning tea with station owners, dine under the stars, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay.

Family Tours

W ilso nR

(ADVENTURE

• Farmstay, campfire dinners Noccundra

HWY MATILDA

AUD$2999

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Tour Highlights Paroo River

2 ADULTS 2 CHILDREN

Wyandra

To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

Noorama

Currawinya National Park

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Pa

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Ri

Hungerford

Barringun

WA L E S

• Opal fossicking

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation included. Accommodation is typically three-star standard and options include air-conditioned cabin or motel accommodation with ensuite. Yowah – Accommodation is 5 Star Safari Style tents to combine the natural experience of bush camping with the comforts you would expect from a modern quality hotel. All 5 Star bedding, linen and towels are provided. Shared facilities. Travel – Price excludes travel to and from Cunnamulla. Travel options to and from Cunnamulla include: Train – “Westlander” or “Country Link”; Air – Skytrans or Qantas Link; Bus – Greyhound/Coach Qld; Self drive – sealed highways from Brisbane and Sydney. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 21


Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours

4-day Outback Thrills GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

oR iver

Day 1 – Friday (D) 07.30 depart Brisbane, arrive in Cunnamulla 19.45, play bare foot bowls, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Y

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Tour departs Brisbane every Friday

(EX BRISBANE)

• Walk the suspended footbridge • Working sheep and cattle property • Swim in an Artesian bore Wyandra • Learn to play the didgeridoo A

AUD$750PP

• Farmstay • Kayaking on the Warrego River • Sandboarding down a massive dune Aldville • Campfire dinner under the stars

TOUR CODE 4DBPDDT

MATILD

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Tour Highlights

Bull o

To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

nR

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Day 2 – Saturday (B, L, D) W ilso

Kayak up the Warrego River, lunch on the river bank, sandboarding, campfire dinner, learn to play the didgeridoo, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day 3 – Sunday (B, L, D) Noccundra 142

Paroo River

(ADVENTURE

WAY)

Visit Rocky Station, take the Bullawarra “WallabyLakes Walk” along the banksTo/From: of Thargomindah Yowah Lake the Warrego, walk the 70m suspended footbridge, head to Charlotte Plains, swim Thargomindah Bindegolly National Park in the artesian bore, overnight at Charlotte Plains Hydro PowerFarmstay.

Heritage Hotel

Day 4 – Monday (B)

BULLO

Lake Bindegolly

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Bowra

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Cunnamulla

O DEV EL

OPMEN

TAL ROAD

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Day 3 Overnight

Glencoe

(ADVENTURE WAY)

Charlotte Plains

Bu

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““I keep thinking about all my Outback adventures

and I want to get back on the plane and head straight back again! Thank you again for all your generosity and hospitality – I truly appreciate the fabulous time you gave me.“” Hungerford Lake Numalla

Bulloo Lakes

Lake Wyara

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WA L ES

Currawinya National Park

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To/From: Barringun Bourke Dubbo Sydney

Rocky Station

To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

MATILDA

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HWY

Riv

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06.45 depart Charlotte Plains for return trip to Brisbane (arrives 18.40).

NE

LON

BA

Days 1&2 Overnight

Eulo

Nardoo

Hortonvale

Noorama

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Barringun Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation on the tour is camping in a swag under the stars in a good mix of natural bushland settings and camping grounds. Swags and bedding provided. All site fees included. Travel – Travel to and from Cunnamulla on a Greyhound/Coach Queensland bus service out of Brisbane, is included in the price. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours

5-day Outback Wildlife and Farmstay Tour departs Brisbane every Sunday GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

Day4 – Wednesday (B, L, D)

Day 1 – Sunday (D)

A

HW

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• Campfire dinner under the stars • Historic cemetery tour • Aussie “pub crawl” • SeeWyandra native bird and wildlife MATILD

TOUR CODE 5DBPDDT oR iver

(EX BRISBANE)

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

• Farmstay • Working sheep and cattle property • Swim in an Artesian bore Aldville boat cruise on • Sunset the Warrego

To/From: Charleville Longreach Winton

Bull o

AUD$950PP

Tour Highlights

142 06.45 departWAY) Cunnamulla for return trip to Brisbane To/From: Bullawarra Lakes (18.40). Thargomindah

Noccundra Heritage Hotel

Guided tour of Charlotte Plains, shearing sheds, wildlife, swim in the artesian bore, make billy tea and damper, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay .

Yowah

Hydro Power

BULLO

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O DEV ELO

PMENTA

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L R

NE

LON

BA

Days 3&4 Overnight

Eulo

Nardoo

Hortonvale

Cunnamulla

Y

HW

Days 1&2 Overnight

Glencoe

(ADVENTURE WAY)

Charlotte Plains

168

Lake Numalla Bulloo Lakes

Q U EEN S L A N D S O U T H

WA L ES

Rocky Station

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To/From: Barringun Bourke Dubbo Sydney

Lake Wyara

N EW

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Lake Bindegolly

Boat Cruise

Bowra

Lake Bindegolly National Park

“ This has been the adventure of a lifetime and exceeded all expectations ... I have met so many interesting people and made friends who will be friends for life.“ “ “

Day3 – Tuesday (B, L, D) Depart Charlotte Plains for Cunnamulla, take an historical town tour and boat cruise up the Warrego, dine under the stars on the river bank, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Thargomindah

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To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

MATILD

Day2 – Monday (B, L, D)

Paroo River

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Visit the historic cemetery, pub crawl around the locals’ 07.30 depart Brisbane, arrive at Charlotte Plains 17.40, favourite watering holes, overnight in Cunnamulla. campfire dinner with the station owners, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay. (ADVENTURE Day5 – Thursday (B)

Noorama

Currawinya National Park

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Pa

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Hungerford

Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Barringun Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation on the tour is camping in a swag under the stars in a good mix of natural bushland settings and camping grounds. Swags and bedding provided. All site fees included. Travel – Travel to and from Cunnamulla on a Greyhound/Coach Queensland bus service out of Brisbane, is included in the price. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours

9-day Outback Ensemble (EX SYDNEY)

• Opal fossicking

Tour departs Sydney every Tuesday Tour departs Brisbane every Wednesday TOUR CODE 9DBPDDT iver

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES YEAR ROUND. MAX 16 PAX

• Kayaking on the Warrego River

• See native bird and wildlife

• Campfire dinner under the stars

• Sunset boat cruise on the Warrego Wyandra

• Walk the suspended footbridge

Bull

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07.10 depart Sydney Tuesday, arrive in Bourke 18.46, dinner, overnight in Bourke. 09.30 Wednesday take in-house coach transfer to Cunnamulla, free afternoon, overnight in Cunnamulla.

• Aussie “pub crawl”

Aldville

oo R

Day1 – Wednesday (D)

• Swim in an Artesian bore

• Sandboarding down a massive dune

TOUR CODE 9DBPDDTSYD

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AUD$1450PP

• Working sheep and cattle property

HW

(EX BRISBANE)

• Farmstay

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

MATILDA

AUD$1350PP

Tour Highlights

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07.30 depart Brisbane Wednesday, arrive in Cunnamulla 19.45, dinner, overnight in Cunnamulla. Paroo River

(ADVENTURE WAY)

Noccundra Depart for Eulo, browse local galleries, visit Palm Grove date farm, take a vintage car tour, happy hour Heritage Hotel To/From: Bullawarra Lakes Thargomindah at the Eulo Queen Hotel, dine under the stars, overnight Yowah. Thargomindah

Day3 – Friday (B, L, D)

• CUNNAMULLA FELLA FESTIVAL

Day6 – Monday (B, L, D)

10-17 November 2010 9-16 November 2011

• NOORAMA PICNIC RACES

6-13 April 2011 11-17 April 2012

• M  USIC IN THE MULGA MUSIC FESTIVAL

4-11 May 2011 9- 16 May 2012

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Hortonvale

Eulo

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Q UE E N S L A N D

Guided tour of Charlotte Plains, shearing sheds, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay. NE W

S OUT H

WA L E S

Day7 – Tuesday (B, L, D) Depart Charlotte Plains for Cunnamulla, take an historical town tour and boat cruise up the Warrego, dine under the stars on the river bank, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day8 – Wednesday (B, L, D) 05.00 visitors from Sydney commence return trip to Sydney (arrvies 20.49). For others, visit the historic cemetery, pub crawl around the locals’ favourite watering holes, overnight in Cunnamulla.

Day9 – Thursday (B) 06.45 visitors from Brisbane depart Cunnamulla for return trip to Brisbane (arrives 18.40).

Nardoo Days 1,3,4,7&8 Overnight

NE

To/From: Bourke Dubbo Sydney

Rocky Station

Y

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Days 5&6 Overnight

Glencoe

Day 2 Overnight

llo

Visit Rocky Station, walk the suspended footbridge over the Warrego, head to Charlotte Plains, swim Bulloo Lakes in the artesian bore, overnight Charlotte Plains Farmstay.

To/From: Wyandra, Charleville Longreach, Winton

LON

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Plan your outback adventure around one of the unique special events that take place in our region each year

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Yowah

Visit Yowah and fossick for an opal, depart for Cunnamulla, bare foot bowls, overnight in Cunnamulla.

SPECIAL EVENT TOURS

Boat Cruise /Kayak

Bowra

Hydro Power

Day4 – Saturday (B, L, D)

To/From: Aldville

Charlotte Plains To/From: St George Moonie Dalby Toowoomba Brisbane

HWY MATILDA

Day2 – Thursday (B, L, D)

Lake Numalla Lake Wyara

Noorama Currawinya National Park

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Pa

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Meals – All meals are provided on the tour including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, Barringun Hungerford afternoon tea and dinner each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Transfers – Collection to and from accommodation included daily. Accommodation – All accommodation on the tour is camping in a swag under the stars in a good mix of natural bushland settings and camping grounds. Swags and bedding provided. All site fees included. Travel – Travel to and from Cunnamulla on a Greyhound/Coach Queensland bus service out of Brisbane, is included in the price. For more information, detailed itineraries and availability

www.out thebackaustralia.com.au For booking Information see page 3.

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welcome to cunnamulla

EN JO Y A C O FF E E B RE AK FRO M Y O U R S I GH T SE E ING • Fresh ground espresso coffees

Cakes & slices

• Milkshakes

Morning & afternoon tea

Desserts

• Smoothies • Frappes

Lunch served daily

gallery café

• Juices

Mon – Fri 9am to 6pm Sat & Sun 9am to 3pm

32 John St (next to IGA) Cunnamulla Tel (07) 4655 1679 Fax (07 4655 0400

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welcome The balance of this Information Guide is dedicated to the townships of Cunnamulla, Eulo, Yowah and surrounds. Our Outback Tours take place in and around these wonderful, unique rural centres and we’re proud to uncover their secrets in full glossy colour over the next 70+ pages. From facts and figures, history and local heritage, maps, fauna, flora, outback safety, business listings and event calendars, we’ve provided everything you’ll ever need to completely explore and appreciate the region. The information has been compiled by locals, who’ve lived and worked in the area for decades. They have

provided insight, which only a local could impart. Located over 800kms west of Brisbane, Cunnamulla is a name synonymous with the Outback. From the red dust to the clear blue skies and the coffee coloured waters of the Warrego, Cunnamulla has evolved from a pioneering outpost, to a thriving township that has survived against the odds. Eulo and Yowah are just tiny dots on the map but rich in history, picturesque outback landscapes, local larrikins and an indominable Aussie spirit that keeps these towns alive. Come and experience true bush

hospitality, get out there, get your hands dirty and sample the very best the region has to offer. From a few hours to a few days or even a week, there’s so much to see and do, with something to suit every age, budget and travel timetable. We hope this Guide inspires you to come and explore and enjoy our home. As you’ll discover it could be the trip of a lifetime! Until next edition, happy exploring!

Peieta Mills – Publisher. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 29


how to get there

how to get there

∑Where is Cunnamulla?

Air

Skytrans (Cunnamulla direct, pick up and drop off to the airport FREE)

Located 835 kms west of Brisbane and 1030 kms north west of Sydney, Cunnamulla is a name synonymous with the Outback. From the red dust to the clear blue skies and the coffee coloured waters of the Warrego, Cunnamulla has evolved from a pioneering outpost, to a thriving township that has survived against the odds. Eulo, Yowah and Wyandra are just tiny dots on the map but rich in history, picturesque outback landscapes, local larrikins and an indomitable Aussie spirit that keeps these towns alive. Come and experience true bush hospitality, get out there, get hands-on, create some memories and most importantly have fun!

To Cunnamulla Departs Brisbane Arrives Cunnamulla

Cairns Karumba

835km

Alice Springs Wyandra

Fraser Island

1030km

Ex Brisbane (The Westlander) Tues & Thur 19.15 12.00 (next day) 12.05 14.35

To Brisbane Departs Cunnamulla via Coach Bus Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville Arrives Brisbane

Wed & Fri 15.05 17.35 18.15 11.15 (next day)

Ex Sydney (Country Link) Coach transfer available only with Tour Booking Tues, Thur Fri & Sun 07.10 13.40 14.16 18.46 09.30

To Sydney Via Bourke Internal transfer from Cunnamulla to Bourke Departs Bourke via Coach Connection Arrives Dubbo Departs Dubbo on Country Link Arrives Sydney

Mon, Wed Fri & Sat 05.00 9.10 13.30 14.10 20.49

The Queensland Explorer Pass offers unlimited economy class travel for 3 or 6 months across the Queensland Traveltrain network and can be used to travel to Cunnamulla as part of your tour. The Ausrail Pass offers unlimited travel for up to 6 months across Traveltrain, Countrylink and Great Southern Rail services. The Ausrail Pass can be used to travel to Cunnamulla as part of your tour.

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Sun & Wed 14.00 17.15

To Cunnamulla Departs Brisbane Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville via Coach Bus Arrives Cunnamulla

Mon & Thur 09.00 11.20 11.30 13.30

To Brisbane Departs Cunnamulla via Coach Bus Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville Arrives Brisbane

Tues & Fri 11.30 13.30 15.00 17.30

Qantas Link (via Charleville) Coach transfer available only with Tour Booking

Rail

To Cunnamulla Via Bourke Country Link Departs Sydney Arrives Dubbo Departs Dubbo via Coach Connection Arrives Bourke Overnight Bourke, internal transfer next morning

To Brisbane Departs Cunnamulla Arrives Brisbane

Skytrans (via Charleville) Coach transfer available only with Tour Booking

Travel Options

To Cunnamulla Departs Brisbane Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville via Coach Bus Arrives Cunnamulla

Wed & Sun 07.45 11.00

To Cunnamulla Departs Brisbane Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville via Coach Bus Arrives Cunnamulla

Mon 12.00 13.50 14.00 16.00

Tues, Thur & Sat 06.45 09.00 09.15 11.15

Fri 11.35 13.25 14.00 16.00

Sun 15.30 17.45 18.00 20.00

To Brisbane Departs Cunnamulla via Coach Bus Arrives Charleville Departs Charleville Arrives Brisbane

Mon 11.00 13.00 14.10 15.55

Tues, Thur & Sat 06.00 08.00 09.20 11.20

Fri 10.30 12.30 13.45 15.30

Sun 12.00 14.05 18.05 20.05

Bus

Greyhound / Coach Queensland To Cunnamulla Departs Brisbane Arrives Cunnamulla

Sun, Wed & Fri 07.30 19.45

To Brisbane Departs Cunnamulla Arrives Brisbane

Mon, Thur & Sat 06.45 18.40

FOR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON CUNNAMULLA, EULO, YOWAH AND WYANDRA CONTACT THE LOCALS AT

Out the Back Australia 32 JOHN STREET CUNNAMULLA QLD 4490

PH: 07 4655 1679 E-MAIL: INFO@OUTTHEBACKAUSTRALIA.COM.AU WEB: WWW.OUTTHEBACKAUSTRALIA.COM.AU INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 31


how to get there Self Drive Options

To Cunnamulla

There are sealed highways all the way to Cunnamulla. The following table includes the driving times and distances from major centres to Cunnamulla. Driving in the Outback can be a enjoyable and safe if a few common sense guidelines are followed: • Ensure your vehicle is mechanically sound before setting out.

Origin

Distance

Driving Time

Adelaide

1558 kms

17 hrs

Alice Springs

2073 kms

26 hrs

Airlie Beach

1229 kms

16 hrs

Brisbane

835 kms

10 hrs

Cairns

1561 kms

19 hrs

Cooktown

1793 kms

22 hrs

Darwin

2963 kms

34 hrs

• In the event of a breakdown, always stay with your vehicle.

Fraser Island

966 kms

13½ hrs

• T ake a 15 minute break every 2 hours to reduce fatigue.

Gold Coast

855 kms

10½ hrs

Karumba

1694 kms

19½ hrs

Melbourne

1386 kms

15 hrs

Perth

3552 kms

43 hrs

Sunshine Coast

846 kms

10½ hrs

Sydney

1030 kms

12 hrs

• N  ative animals and livestock can be a hazard to motorists. • F or maximum safety restrict driving to daylight hours. Be extra cautious at sunrise and sunset, where native animals particularly kangaroos, are more prolific.

Darwin

Cooktown Cairns

Karumba

Airlie Beach

Northern Territory Western Australia

Western Australia

Alice Springs

South South Australia Australia

Queensland Queensland

Fraser Island Sunshine Coast

Cunnamulla

Brisbane Gold Coast

New South Wales

Perth Adelaide

Victoria

Sydney Canberra

Melbourne

Tasmania

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motoring safety

local flora Outback Road signs Used to give early warning that the road ahead does not have a bitumen or concrete surface.

Motoring Safety Driving in the Outback can be enjoyable and safe, if a few “common sense” guidelines are followed …

Vehicle maintenance

Ensure your vehicle is mechanically sound before setting out. Carry spare belts and hoses. Have your tyres checked. Load your vehicle sensibly, don’t overload roof racks or trailers, pack fuel and water containers securely. In the event of a breakdown or if you become lost ALWAYS STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

Fuel

While Cunnamulla has a fuel depot and a number of service stations, at the time of printing this guide auto gas was not available in the town.

Sealed roads

From Brisbane, From Sydney, From Cairns, From Melbourne, From Adelaide, From Darwin.

Unsealed roads

• When travelling on unsealed roads, exercise caution and “read” the road well ahead of your vehicle, maintain as straight a course as possible. • Extreme care should be taken at all creek and river crossings. • Observe Main Roads and council advisory signs concerning road closures. • Roads can be easily damaged 34 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

when wet and it is expensive and time consuming to repair them. • After heavy rain, roads usually take 12 to 24 hours to dry out – always keep vehicles on existing roads. • Slow down for upcoming vehicles when passing. • Respect CLOSED road signage – fines apply if you travel on closed roads.

Animals

Native animals and stock present hazards to motorists. It is wise to match your speed to visibility and take extra care on bends and crests. For maximum safety, travel should be restricted to daylight hours. Be extra cautious at sunrise and sunset.

Used to give early warning to drivers that they are approaching a length of road where wandering stock may be a hazard. Used to give early warning to drivers that they are approaching a length of road where kangaroos may be a hazard.

Private property

Remember many outback roads pass through private property – treat that property with respect – leave gates as you find them, always seek permission before entering or camping on private property and remember, never litter.

The Yapunyah tree, prized by beekeepers, is often found in this country. Toward the western part of the district, stoney ridge type country emerges as the rainfall diminishes somewhat.

Grasses in the area • Mitchell Grass • Blue Grass • Flinder’s & Mulga Grasses • Wild Barley Grass • Kangaroo Grass • Button Grass (in wet seasons) • Buffel Grass & Spinifex Grass (introduced) • Seasonal Herbages

Trees in the area

If in doubt

If in doubt about any aspect of outback travel, check at the nearest information centre, police station or motoring authority – and take their advice – they know the area. By following these guidelines you can enjoy a memorable holiday in the outback in the safety and comfort of your car. Happy motoring!

Cunnamulla, Eulo AND Yowah are situated largely in the mulga belt of South-West Queensland characterised by open grassland/floodplains tending to thickets of low woodland, primarily mulga. On red soils – mulga, box and sandalwood predominate, whilst on the heavier grey/brown clay soils – semi open grassland with gidyea scrub prevail.

All these grasses are good for stock.

Used to give early warning to drivers that turtles may be crossing the road to or from the Warrego River.

Used to give early warning to drivers that they are approaching a length of road were bike riders travel so take care, slow down and keep them safe.

Around town look for:-

Flora in and around Cunnamulla

• Prickly Acacia • Blackwattle • Mulga • Myall • Bendee • Turpentine • Wilga • Leopardwood • Whitewood • Beefwood • River Te Tree • Silver leafed ironbark • Gidyea – at the approach of rain, when wet or flowering the foliage emits a strong gas like odour which you will either love or hate.

Trees in the area useful to beekeepers • Inland & Western Bloodwood • Yapunyah Box • Round Leaf Box • Coolibah • River Redgum

Birds in the Cunnamulla District Many species of birds can be seen in the area from regular sightings of Galahs and Little Corellas, to your Red-Capped Robins and variegated Fairy-Wrens for those with a little more time and patience. A good time to see many varieties is at feeding/watering time, so around sunrise and sunset is ideal for enthusiasts. The Allan Tannock Weir is a good vantage point to view the many water birds to be seen in the area. The Sandhills and caravan park are other locations in town where you will see a variety of birds.

• Galahs • Little Corellas • Red winged parrots • Laughing Kookaburra • Willy Wagtails • Australian Magpie • Magpie Lark (peewee) • Pied Butcherbird • Plovers • Crested Pigeons • Peaceful Doves • Diamond Doves • Spotted Bowerbirds • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo • Wood Swallows • Australian Bustard • Swallows • Brolgas • Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo • Eastern Ringneck parrot • Blue Bonnet • Mulga parrot • Bourke’s parrot • Budgerigars • Cockatiels • Rainbow Bee-eater • Variegated Fairy-wrens • Red-capped Robins • Southern Boobook Owl • Apostlebirds • Black-tail Native Hens • Pelicans

Hundreds of bird species thrive in the area. Popular bird watching spots out of town include Bowra Station (specialising in birding), Aldville Station, Charlotte Plains and Nardoo Station. Bookings for these properties are essential.

Don’t know where to start your bird watching? Call into Out the Back Australia to find out where to go and what birds you can expect to see. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 35


local wildlife Wildlife in the region A diverse range of mammals, reptiles and amphibians inhabit the region. The letters in brackets following each name (M) indicate the habitat in which the species is most likely to be found. This is a guide only.

Mammals

Short-beaked echidna (M,D) Tachyglossus aculeatus Narrow-nosed planigale (S,R) Planigale tenuriostris Fat-tailed dunnart (M,S,D) Sminthopsis crassicaudata Stripe-faced dunnart (S,R) Smithopsis macroura Common dunnart (R) Smithopsis murina Koala (R) Phascolarctos cinereus Common brushtail possum (R) Trichosurus vulpecula Western grey kangaroo (M,S,D) Macropus giganteus Common Wallaroo (M,D) Macropus robustus Red kangaroo (M,D) Macropus rufus Little red flying-fox (M,R) Pteropus scapulatus Yellow-bellied sheathtail-bait (M,L,S,D,R) Saccolaimus flaviventris White-striped mastiff-bat (M,L,S,D,R) Nyctinomus australis Lesser long-eared bat (M,R) Nyctophilus geoffroyi Gould’s wattle bat (M,R) Chalinolobus gouldii Little pied bat (R) Chalinolobus picatus Little broad-nosed bat (M,R) Scotorepens greyi Water rat (L,R) Hydromys chrysogaster House mouse* (M,L,S,D,R) Mus muscalus Rabbit* (M,D) Oryctolagus cuniculus

Dingo (M,D,R) Canis lupus dingo Fox* (M,L,S,D,R) Vulpes vulpes Cat* (M,L,S,D,R) Felis catus Pig* (M,L,S,D,R) Sus scrofa Goat* (M,D) Capra hircus

Amphibians

Desert froglet (L,C,R) Crinia deserticola Barking frog (L,R) Limnodynastes fletcheri Ornate burrowing frog (M,L,D,R) Limnodynastes omatus Spotted grass frog (R) Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Trilling frog (M,D) Neobatrachus centralis Sudell’s frog (M,D) Neobatrachus sudelli Holy cross toad (M,D) Notaden bennetti Small-headed toadlet (L,C,R) Uperoleia captulata New Holland frog (M,L,D,C,R) Cyclorana novaehollandiae Water-holding frog (L,C,R) Cyclorana platycephala Green tree-frog (M,L,D,R,C) Litoria caerulea Gunther’s frog (L,R,C) Litoria latopalmata Peron’s tree-frog (L,R) Litoria peronii Desert tree-frog (M,L, D, R,C) Litoria rubella

Reptiles Turtles

Short-necked turtle (L,R) Emydura signata

Geckos Northern spiny-tailed gecko (M,D) Diplodactylus ciliaris Burrow-plug gecko (M, D) Diplodactylus conspicillatus Box-patterned gecko (M,S,D) Diplodactylus steindachneri Tesseled gecko (S, R) Dilodactylus tessellates Eastern spiny-tailed gecko (M,D) Diplodactylus williamsi

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local wildlife Dubious dtella (R) Gehyra dubia Verigated dtella (M,D,R) Gehyra variegate Bynoe’s prickly gecko (M, D, R) Heteronotia binoei Three-lined knob-tail (M,D) Nephrurus levis Marbeled velvet gecko (M,D,R) Oedura marmorata Beaked gecko (M,D) Rhynchoedura omata

Legless Lizards Excitable delma (R) Delma tincta Burton’s legless lizard (M,S,D,R) Lialis burtonis Hooded scaly-foot (M,D) Pygopus nigriceps

Dragons Central netted dragon (M,S,D) Ctenophorus nuchalis Painted dragon (L,S,D) Ctenophorus pictus Gilberts lastail (M,R) Lophognathus gilberti Central bearded dragon (M,D,R) Paogona vitticeps Blotch-tailed earless dragon (M) Tympanocryptis cephalus

Goannas Sand monitor (M,D) Varanus gouldii Black-tailed monitor (M,D,R) Varanus tristis

Skinks Callose-palmed shining-skink (M,D,R) Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus Short-clawed ctenotus (S) Ctenotus brachyonyx Leonhardi’s ctenotus (M,D) Ctenotus leonhardii Leopard ctenotus Ctenotus pantherinus Pale-rumped ctenotus (M,L,S,D,R) Ctenotus regius Barred wedge-snout ctenotus (M,L,S,D) Ctenotus schomburgkii Eastern-barred wedge-snout (M,D) Ctenotus strauchii Tree crevice skink (R) Egemia striolata

Broad-banded sand swimmer (M,D) Eremiascincus richardsonii Wood mulch slider (M,D,R) Lerista muelleri Eastern robust slider (M,D,R) Lerista punctatovittata Common dwarf skink (M,S,D,R) Menetia greyii Saltbush morethia skink (S) Morethia adelaidensis South-eastern morethia skink (M,D,R) Morethia boulengeri Eastern blue-tounged lizard (M,D,R) Tiliqua scincoides Shingleback lizard (M,D) Trachydosaurus rugosus

Blind snakes Prong-snouted blind snake (M,D) Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus Robust blind snake (M,D) Ramphotyphlosp ligatus

Pythons Carpet python (R) Morelia spilota

Front-fanged snakes De Vis’s banded snake (R) Denisonia devisi Grey Snake (R) Hemiaspis damelii Mulga snake (M,D,R) Pseudechis australis Ringed brown snake (M,D) Pseudonaja modesta Western brown snake (M,D,R) Pseudonaja nuchalis Australian coral snake (M,D) Simoselaps australis Narrow-banded shovelnosed snake (M,D) Simoselaps fasciolatus Hooded snake (M,D,R) Suta dwyeri Curl snake (M,S,D,R) Suta suta Bandy bandy (M,D) Vermicella annulata KEY M = Mulga L = Lakes/swamps/rivers S = Samphire flats D = Dunefield shrublands R = Riverine C = Claypan * = introduced species

Emu The emu is the tallest native bird in Australia measuring from 1.6 meters to 1.9 meters in height. It weighs between 30 - 45 kilograms. The emu’s speed is almost legendary in Australian folklore. The emu’s legs are long and powerful, enabling it to run fast in a zig zag pattern or kick swiftly in defense. Their legs seem to bend back to front and each foot has three forward facing toes and one hind toe. The emu’s body is covered with a shaggy grey-brown coat of feathers. The chicks (young emus) have a soft, downey striped coat. The male emu is the incubator of the eggs, which are large and green. He seldom leaves the eggs until they have all hatched which takes 8-10 weeks. The father remains the primary caregiver until the chicks leave the safety of the family, usually after 6 months. The emu stands proudly next to the kangaroo on the Australian coat of arms.

Kangaroo

The Kangaroo is a unique marsupial that belongs to a small group of animals called macropods. Most macropods have hind legs larger than their forelimbs. Being a marsupial the kangaroo and its relative the wallaby have a forward opening pouch, unlike koalas and wombats, whose pouch opens to the rear. Kangaroos are abundant in the

Emu

outback, sometimes almost reaching plague proportions. Hence, certain numbers are culled for their meat and skin.

The Brolga

The Brolga is a large grey crane, with a featherless red head and grey crown. The Brolga stands up to 1.3 metres tall and has a wingspan of 2.4 metres. Unlike the Emu the Brolga can fly and is famous for its dancing displays during courtship. Brolgas usually breed from July through to March or September through to June in the northern areas. It is normal for the Brolga to lay two eggs in a nest made from plant stems, grasses and sticks.

Goanna

The goanna is a species of monitor lizard. They grow up to 160 cm long with a flat body and strong legs and claws. They have a very long neck and tail. The goanna tongue is similar to that of a snake that slithers in and out. When threatened, the goanna may rear up or run fast on their hind legs. Goannas are very adept at climbing trees, swimming and fast running. They live in woodland or grassland areas and survive on a diet of smaller lizards and reptiles, snake eggs, insects and small mammals.

Brolga

Little Corella The Little Corella is a common sight along the Warrego River and further west. They are mostly white, but have a blue eye-ring with a pale pink patch between the eye and beak. Sulphur yellow underwings can be seen in flight. They measure between 35-39 cm making them smaller than their sulphur-crested cockatoo cousins. Sometimes numbering into the hundreds, Little Corellas feed in large noisy flocks often together with galahs. They mainly feed on grains and grass seeds found on the ground. Little Corellas are thought to pair for life, typically decades. They nest in hollow trees and usually incubate 2 to 4 eggs for about 25 days. The chicks hatch naked and are totally dependant on their parents. Many are domesticated and make good pets, but are still best enjoyed in their natural habitat, flying freely for all to enjoy.

As locals, we know where to find the wildlife you want to see (and the ones you don’t). Kangaroo

Out the Back Australia gives you the chance to see an abundance of animals in their natural settings. Check out our tours on pages 4-23 for more details. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 37


local industry Wool From Cunnamulla’s inception, wool has been the primary industry of the area. In the early years, many properties in the region were producing thousands of bales each year, with up to three families living on-site along with many staff. Today however it is a different story as graziers contend with many modern day challenges including industry de-regulation, selling of the stockpile, a crash in wool prices, the government sheep shooting programme and crippling droughts. In December 2006 most producers in the area were down to approximately 30-40% of their original flock numbers. Even with an immediate break in the drought, it would take 2-

3 years for many producers to rebuild their numbers without purchasing stock. Many have made a shift to include cattle or meat sheep in an effort to diversify their enterprise and spread their risk.

Meat Sheep Meat sheep are becoming more and more popular within the South West in light of the devastating impact of the drought, and the decline of the wool industry. Some producers are switching to a dual-purpose meat/wool animal and others are going all the way to a pure meat sheep. The future for lamb on the domestic and export markets is promising, producers are also looking at converting to organic certification to be able to receive up to a $30 premium for their finished lamb compared to the conventional animal.

Cattle Cattle breeds in the area include Herefords, Shorthorn, Black & Red Angus, Santa Gertrudis, Droughtmasters and Brahmans plus

Shearers

Shearer’s remain an integral part of the pastoral industry in this area. The conditions of the first shearers were rough, shearing manually with blades in sheds constructed of bark and canvas. 60 – 80 sheep shorn per day was considered a good days work. The man who could shear more would be known as the “ringer” of the shed. Today, a shearer normally shears around 140 to 300 sheep a day. Teams of shearers travel from property to property during the season. A flock of 5000 probably requires a 4-stand shed with shearing machines and equipment for four shearers. Most sheep are shorn once a year. Merino 38 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

local industry many crossbreds, including Simmental and Charolais. Newer breeds of cattle including Brahmans, Droughtmasters and Santa Gertrudis have become more predominant in the area due to their suitability to the hard drought conditions. For information regarding cattle in the South West, please call McLaren Rural Agencies Ph: (07) 4655 2038

Goats From time to time producers in the area have farmed goats, however it has not developed to a significant level. Most producers round up feral goats each year with numbers varying from 100 to 5000 head. The price has been reasonably consistent paying from 80 cents to $1 live weight per kg. The average goat weighs approx 40kg. For information regarding goat farming in the South West, please call McLaren Rural Agencies Ph: (07) 4655 2038

Cotton Cotton has been grown very successfully on two of the local

wool grows about 7 to 10 cm in that time. Charles McKenzie initially came to Cunnamulla as a shearer and soon developed his own contracting business. Charles and his MHR Shearing have revolutionised shearing taking it from traditional sheds to the paddock with his cutting edge, portable shearing and crutching truck. The truck allows for Charles and his team to crutch the sheep in the paddock eliminating much of the effort required for mustering, reducing stress on the sheep during times of drought and ultimately, saving valuable time and money for the producer.

Most Friday’s you are able to go on a guided tour of a sheep property where you can see shearing, wool handling, preparation, bailing and weighing along with a sheep dog demonstration and talk on their Dohne operation. Booking and information is available from Out the Back Australia or see tour options on pages 4-22.

irrigation farms. The hot dry climate is ideal for growing cotton and with new breeds available there is little effect from insects or weeds. Unfortunately due to the oversupply of cotton from USA, India and China farmers have opted to grow fodder for drought affected producers within the region.

Table Grapes Table grapes have become a permanent and sustainable industry in the Shire over the past decade, producing thousands of boxes of table grapes for the local and export markets in December and January every year. The Cunnamulla grape industry has proved to be one of the best quality and most reliable fruit crops in the state due to the sustainable water supply from the Allan Tannock Weir and weather conditions in the region.

Asparagus Asparagus is grown on one of the local grape farms as a second income source. It is such a durable and robust plant. It is harvested during the winter months and trucked via refrigerated vans to local markets in the city

The wildlife harvested is for human consumption for growing markets in Russia and Europe and the average price paid is .85 cents to $1 per kg. Like many other rural industries, this industry is largely affected by seasonal conditions and drought.

Opals (refer to Yowah section of this booklet on page 60)

Organic Farming Organic wheat is grown in the district by a long term, highly motivated and innovative grazing and farming family. Organic status was sought to achieve premium prices and penetrate niche markets. The third crop will be sown in 2009 and when harvested will be freighted directly to an organic chicken farmer. In addition to the wheat the same family is producing organic lamb, which earns premium prices in the market as many consumers demand clean and green produce. If you’d like to sample the organic lamb, it’s roasted and served up at the campfire dinner held nightly at Out the Back Australia (see page 29 of this Guide for details).

Commercial Wildlife Harvesters

Regional Tourism

In Cunnamulla there are 30 registered licensed commercial wildlife harvesters. Queensland is split into three regions and Cunnamulla is in part of the central region, which is the largest area with the highest quotas for kangaroos and wallabies.

By working closely with local businesses, tourism operators, clubs and property owners, Out the Back Australia has created world-class tour products, characterised by unique, genuine bush experiences specific to the area. In addition to showcasing the region, one of the primary objectives of the company was to forge a new industry and generate

Since 2006, Out the Back Australia has offered a range of tourist opportunities for the region, encompassing the towns of Cunnamulla, Eulo, Yowah and surrounding districts.

Beekeeping in the Warrego District

Migratory beekeeping has been practised in the area since the 1960s and is a growth industry in Cunnamulla, and westwards to Eulo, Thargomindah and northwest to Quilpie. Beekeepers favour the Yapunyah, a type of box tree, which can yield nectar prolifically for several months. The beehives are generally moved back south or east after the Yapunyah tree has finished flowering (October). Local beekeepers then take advantage of the Poplar Box (or round leaf box), River Red Gum and Coolibah during the summer months. Bloodwood and Lignum (a type of swamp plant) may be useful if weather conditions have been reasonable. As Australians are not large consumers of honey, most honey produced in Australia is exported to the Middle East and Great Britain for the food and cosmetic industries. For information on bee keeping in the South West, please call McLaren Rural Agencies Ph: (07) 4655 2038 new business and employment opportunities within the region. To date, the tours have attracted hundreds of tourists from around the globe and owners Stephanie and Peieta Mills are committed to building a lucrative tourist industry with long-term economic benefits for local businesses and the wider community.

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cunnamulla heritage Cunnamulla Bowling Club

cunnamulla heritage E. Mills & Sons IGA

Bowling Club

Eddie Mills was born in 1941. On his first day of school in 1946 his parents Estelle Page & Edward Albert Mills purchased a retailing business in Cunnamulla and named it E. Mills & Sons. In 1954, Eddie went

The Cunnamulla Bowling Club was formed in 1937 and until the mid 1940’s members made do with a tent for their Clubhouse. With increasing membership the double storied Clubhouse was built with a spiral staircase connecting the floors. The Bowls Club continued to grow and became a very stable club. In late 1957 the far South West Association was formed incorporating Charleville, Quilpie and Cunnamulla Bowls Clubs. A competition of the club champions of the three clubs was started consisting of singles, pairs and rinks and rotated between the three towns each year on the first or second week of September. This event is still competed today, in the first two weeks of July. The Easter Carnival was introduced and played on the same format and the Collaroy Cup was another competition created between the three clubs.

In the early sixties the Club House was expanded with downstairs incorporating a reception area and kitchen and the top floor extended to become the manager / greenkeeper’s flat. In 1981 the Club purchased a cold room and in 1983 it was installed in conjunction with the erection of the change room.

The club remains strong under current President Frank Coleman who is now serving his third term. With a calendar of events, plenty of competition and support from the community, the Cunnamulla Bowls Club will continue from strength to strength.

The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal term meaning “long stretch of water” referring to the Warrego River, which passes through the town. A Proud Pastoral History Our town has a proud pastoral history, however wool growing is no longer the main industry. Cunnamulla 40 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

was established soon after William Landsborough’s exploration of the district in 1858. Tinnenburra woolshed, completed in 1896 by James Tyson, was the largest in the world with 101 blade shearing stands. The Tyson properties carried 500,000 sheep and once stretched from Wyandra to beyond the NSW border on the western side of the Warrego River, covering approximately 10,000 square miles. After shearing, the wool was carted by teamsters to North Bourke, then by paddle steamer to the seaboard where it was shipped overseas for sale.

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nenburra. 1913

Wool trucks at Tin

to boarding school at Toowoomba Grammar. On completion of his schooling in late 1957, aged sixteen Eddie returned to Cunnamulla and went to work full time in the store. It was always the wish of Eddie’s mother Estelle to have all the family working together in the business and within twelve months Eddie was invited to buy into the partnership, which he did in 1958. Eddie has a passion for the business and has made it his life. From the beginning and still today the Mission Statement for E. Mills & Sons is “It is a pleasure to serve you” and that has always been Eddie’s attitude.

Footbridge to State School. 1942.

Making the decision to join IGA was one of the most successful plans and turning points for Eddie and the shop. IGA offered vision, structure and the support of people and systems that were committed, proven and worked. Eddie is an inspiration to his family and in 2006 was recognised by his peers for his contribution to the growth and development of the IGA brand and ideals and was inducted into the IGA Hall of Fame. This was not only a win for Eddie, Chris and their staff but for Cunnamulla as this prestigious award is run nationally through 1100 stores.

A town of living history Cunnamulla originated as a settlement in the 1860’s at the intersection of two major stock routes, one running from east to west from St. George to Thargomindah and the other north to south from Charleville to Bourke.

their four kids grew up working in the shop. Today John and Stephanie are the third Mills generation to work in the E. Mills & Sons IGA business with Chris & Eddie.

In mid 1963, Eddie met Chris Emery, they married in 1966 and had four children. Chris has always and still does work along side Eddie and all of

Over his 50 years in the shop Eddie has supported most if not all charities, schools, churches, hospitals and clubs along with many individuals in the town. E. Mills & Sons IGA is the largest private employer in Cunnamulla and continues to grow each year breaking new boundaries. One of the first customers sixty years ago still deals with the business today. Eddie prides his success on his love and vision for his job, his family support, wonderful staff and supportive customers.

He opened a timber yard at the current location, with a small hardware store attached. The hardware store evolved over the years as a Mitre 10 in the 1980’s and in later years to a True Value Hardware Store as it currently is today. The store is still owned by the Thompson family and the helpful friendly staff of N.J.’s continue to serve the people of Cunnamulla and outer districts.

D.M. Thompson Donald Thompson commenced his electrical business in 1950 under a lean-to shelter erected off the side of his father’s hardware store in Cunnamulla, starting out as an electrical contractor. In the early days Donald’s transport was an “Indian” motorcycle with sidecar in which he would be seen carrying ladders and trade tools to the job. He later moved into Dowling’s Store Building in Jane Street (now a house) and in 1964 new larger premises were built at the present day location in John Street, allowing improved service and a large range of products to be offered to the community.

 .J. Thompsons N Pty Ltd – True Value

In 1967 Donald Thompson Electrical joined Betta Stores, then Queensland’s largest electrical retail group of individually owned members. The business has evolved through the years, keeping abreast of the changes and advancements in the electrical industry.

N.J.’s has been a true hardware store with a history servicing the South West corner from around the late 1930’s. Norman James (N.J.) Thompson, the founder of the business came to Cunnamulla in the early 1930’s to rebuild Service Stores after a devastating fire. N.J. stayed on as a builder to rebuild Tatts Hotel and later the Club Hotel, as well as many other local buildings.

Over the past 67 years the business has successfully trained dozens of electrical apprentices of which many now have advanced careers further afield. The company is now managed by Scott Thompson (Son) a second generation electrician and is proudly supported by Ben Thompson (grandson), a third generation electrician as well as their experienced and capable staff. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 41


town tributes

town tributes

Town Tributes

3 Jack Tonkin Cabins & Caravan  Park – Watson Street

Cunnamulla has a number of landmarks that have been dedicated to people past and present who have contributed to the growth and development of the region. These people are highly respected by the community and include:

1

The Jack Tonkin Caravan Park was named after a local resident of Cunnamulla who served in local government for forty-two years and as Shire Chairman from 1961 to 1985.

Allan Tannock Weir

The Allan Tannock Weir is located 5 km south of Cunnamulla on the Warrego River. It was completed in 1991 as a source of water for the surrounding landholders and to provide water for irrigation in and around Cunnamulla. Its capacity is 4770 megalitres. The name ‘Allan Tannock’ is derived from a prominent Cunnamulla local known foremost for his lifetime of work researching and documenting his knowledge on flood mitigation relative to the Warrego River. Mr Tannock, maintained a great interest in the river systems and was always willing to impart his knowledge until the time of his passing 22nd November 2008. Immediately below the weir is a natural river crossing still known to most as Keanes’ Crossing, where a road has been constructed to cross the Warrego River. Jubilee Park is located at the weir with a public toilet, car park, BBQ area, boat ramp and plenty of shady trees.

Allan Tannock Weir

2 Darby Land Bridge – Louise Street – Bulloo Development Road

Allan Tannock

Darby Land

Darby Land Bridge

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Over the years Cunnamulla has built three bridges across the Warrego River. The first bridge was built in a straight line from the end of the railway line and named “The Old Bridge” by locals. In 1939 “The Old Bridge” was abandoned after the completion of the “New Old Bridge” that was constructed in the location of the bridge today. This bridge was completely constructed of timber and served the district well for many years. On 15th February 1995 the new bridge named the “Darby Land Bridge” in honour of Darby Land who served in local government in Cunnamulla for 29 years with 15 of those years as Shire Chairman and Mayor. The “Darby Land Bridge” was constructed in the exact same alignment as the “New Old Bridge”. The old timber bridge was replaced because it was subject to flooding. The “Darby Land Bridge” is constructed of concrete and has a bike and walking path all the way across on one side and is built at approximately 11mtrs which corresponds with the height of the levy bank.

Buster Schmidt Jack Tonkin

Jack worked hard to ensure the town and its people prospered. The Caravan Park is approximately fifty years old and was originally operated by the local council. In 1973 Lyn and the late Barry Hammond took over the lease and today Lyn soldiers on and continues to offer quality service and a wealth of local knowledge to the thousands of travellers passing through including Slim Dusty and his wife Jan and their bands who stayed at the park many times over the years when playing in the area. The Jack Tonkin Caravan Park today provides fully serviced cottage style cabins, caravan, motorhome and camping sites and facilities including two large amenities blocks, laundry and BBQ areas.

4 Buster Schmidt Park Buster Schmidt Park is located at the Cunnamulla Gun Club and was officially opened on Sunday 12th May 2007 during the annual May Shoot and Masters Games Shoot. Buster and his wife Lorraine were unable to attend the ceremony however they were well represented by two generations of Schmidts including son Adrian, grandson Richard and son Owen all keen shooters and members of the club. Buster Schmidt, is a life member and former President, and has had continuous membership of

the club since 1938. The sign was provided and donated to the club by Bill Hickford from Victoria. Bill has enjoyed many great weekends at Cunnamulla Gun Club Shoots over the years, while enjoying the hospitality of the Schmidts at their family home and property Baroona.

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Dave Webster Park

Dave Webster Park is located at the Cunnamulla Gun Club and was also officially opened on Sunday 12th May 2007 during the annual May Shoot and Masters Games Shoot. Dave is a long standing founding member

Mr.Garry Webster, Mr. Dave Webster, Mrs. Jenny Webster and Mrs. Lola Webster

The Caravan Park is located on the edge of the sandhills and provides a fascinating array of bird life in the early morning and late afternoons. The sandhill is also a fantastic vantage point to catch a western sunset or to take a leisurely stroll. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 43


town tributes

town tributes John Kerr Park – Skate Park

8 Bob Poncho Park  – Cnr Jane & Stockyard Sts

Bob Poncho Park was established in 1991 as a permanent Memorial to the late Robert Lion Poncho who was born in Cunnamulla in 1901 and died in Cunnamulla in 1993 aged 92 years. The park is located on the corner of Jane and Stockyard Streets and boasts a beautiful rotunda, grassed area and lovely gardens.

of the Cunnamulla Gun Club since he joined the club in 1938, and his membership was broken only by war service. The Webster family have always and continue to be strong supporters of the club and it was with great pleasure that the current members were able to show their gratitude to Dave for his contribution to the club over many decades. The sign was provided and donated to the club by Bill Hickford from Victoria who has enjoyed many great weekends in the company of Dave at Cunnamulla Gun Club Shoots over the years. 6 Brendan Abbott – Works Depot

time on Paroo Shire Council Brendan retired through sickness and was later retained as a consultant for heavy diesel machinery and he continued to work on this project. Taking approximately two years to complete, the new Works Depot was opened by Mayor Ian Tonkin on behalf of the citizens of Paroo Shire Council on the 28th July 2006. Brendan’s wife Mrs Fay Abbott assisted in the ceremony by cutting the ribbon to the Works Depot/Store in recognition of her late husband Brendan and his pursuit of the project.

The late Brendan Abbott came to Cunnamulla as a mechanic and soon worked his way to Workshop Supervisor on the Paroo Shire Council. Brendan had a vision to design and build a modern, efficient and safe work facility suitable to house the wide array of equipment, storage, machinery and people that form the Paroo Shire Works Depot. During his 44 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Brendan Abbott

John Kerr

7 John Kerr Park Located on the corner of Louise and John Streets, this sporting arena was completed in 1951. The John Kerr Park gates were erected in honor of Mr John Kerr, who was a town Councillor for 30 years and Shire Chairman from 1924 – 1927 and 1933 – 1951. Mr Kerr is especially remembered for his generosity in distributing threepences to school children on Christmas break up day each year. Both Jack and his wife were known far and wide for their generosity over the years, helping many people from all walks of life.

Bob Poncho

sandbag monument from April 25th 1990 when the river peaked at 10.5 metres on the new guage and the town worked together to save Cunnamulla from the flood.

Bob served in the Cunnamulla Town Band from a young boy and eventually became Band Master. Bob spent some years as a Telegram Messenger, Storeman and Slaughterman in Cunnamulla before going out to Thurulgoona Station with his wife where he was a cowboy and she was the cook. He also worked on the Council and then ran a Wood Depot in Cunnamulla with his son Bob Jnr.

9 AR Taylor Pavilion

Allan Roy Taylor was the first President of the Cunnamulla Show Society that was founded in 1955. Initially a block of land was offered to the committee however both AR and JC Taylor rejected it because the land was not centrally located in the town.

During the second World War Bob assisted by his wife Valma and Bandsmen met every train into and out of Cunnamulla taking Diggers away and returning them from War Service. Bob and his band attended every Anzac Day service from 1943 and Bob acted as Offical Bugler for every Armistice Day Ceremony as well as for the funerals of ex-service persons in Cunnamulla.

When the lands department eventually gave the town a suitable area to set up a Show Grounds, it was just a bare block and a very active committee drew up a plan of the show grounds and supervised its construction. The first building constructed was the (later named) AR Taylor Memorial Pavilion, which housed the handicraft and horticulture exhibits. The next

Also on display in the park is the

Oigle's Corner

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“Oigle’s Corner” is located at the Cunnamulla Gun Club and is a tribute to the late “Oigle” Terry Coleman on behalf of his friends and fellow shooters.

Oigle’s premature passing in 2007, caused such sadness in the community that the Cunnamulla Gun Club dedicated a section of the bar in honour of this larger than life character. Now known as “Oigle’s Corner”, this section of the bar was “Oigle’s” favourite place to sit, enjoy a beer and watch the action on Trap 1. “Oigle” was such a happy personality and a pleasure to be around. Where ever he was, he brought lots of good times and laughter. He is sadly missed.

sections to be built were the dining room and the wool court. AR Taylor died in 1958 and the main Pavilion was named the “AR Taylor Memorial Pavilion” in his honor. At the time of his death, AR Taylor’s son JC (Clayton) Taylor was Co President of the Cunnamulla Show Society. JC Taylor continued in the role for approximately another five years. 10 F W Thomas Horse Stalls Frank was the owner of FW Thomas men’s clothing store, which was located in Stockyard Street beside the current chemist. Frank was also a partner in Gemac the Holden dealership in John Street where J & L Industries now operates. Frank was President of the Cunnamulla Show Society for a number of years and was instrumental in progressing the Society during his tenure. Because of his achievements as President, the horse stalls at the Show Grounds were named in his honor. 11 Senior Citizens’ Hall  – Emma Street The Senior Citizens’ Hall was originally the Methodist church and was opened in 1900. The site was donated by the first minister Rev. F. Greenwood and Mr. W. J. Smout. The Building Fund was raised purely from donations, and the Church was opened debt free. The building was sold to the Odd Fellows Lodge at the end of World War I. The Buffalo Lodge owned the hall prior to 1985. After a lot of fundraising and generous donations by local businesses, the building was purchased in 1985 by the Senior Citizens Club. On the right hand side of the front yard you will see a beautiful rose garden that is dedicated to the memory of Past President Florence “Flo” Anderson 1932 – 2003. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 45


paroo shire cunnamulla

cunnamulla

Aldville Station

Cunnamulla Gun Club Clay target shooting, has been a sport in Cunnamulla for nearly 80 years. Before traps and “Clay Pigeons” made their presence felt, live bird shooting was in vogue. About 1926, clay targets were introduced to Cunnamulla and shooting took place on the present site. During the big drought and depression of the late 20’s and early 30’s, shooting was abandoned until about 1934 or 35. Col Macdonald and the late Wally Scheiwe formed the Cunnamulla Gun Club, the basis of the present club was affiliated so members could get cartridges. George Bignell was President. Shooting took place on a sand hill on the town reserve, with only one lane and a trap. Each shooter shot his 5 or 10 targets straight, and bookmakers and side punters were an integral part of the process. During the war years the club was closed down, but Reg Barden being a keen shooter, paid all affiliation fees and kept the club open, obtaining clay birds and cartridges from Melbourne so the club could start shooting immediately when it was eventually formed again. It was renamed the Cunnamulla Diggers Gun Club. In 1951 the Council granted a special lease and the club was moved from the sand hill to its former site. Buster Schmidt, life member and former President, and Rolph Arthur, have had continuous membership since 1938. Dave Webster joined in 1938, and his membership was broken only by war service. Reg Barden, a foundation member was always a strong club supporter. The Cunnamulla Gun Club is one of the oldest gun clubs running in Queensland. 46 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Charlotte Plains 1914 Above - From left; Ernie Moody, Bruce Moody, Fred Newsham, Wal Moody, Dave Webster, Theo Hayes, Sep Stewart and Tim Keane

Dave Webster

List of Live & Clay target Shooters Manny Phillott Danny Gwydir Senior George Bignell Ted Phillott Roy Manns Syd Manns Arthur Leeds Bud Leeds Charlie Lowes Bill Crouch Theo Nanties Ted Hill Senior Tom Stone Senior Mr. Geary Senior Sonny Norris George Wheeler George Vowles Perry Pharlow Alf Barden Reg Barden Jack Frazer Aubrey Rawle Ray Barden

Newton Thomas

Tom Gardiner Tom Pain J. K Macdonald 1934 Onwards Shooters list George Bignell Wally Scheiwe Col Macdonald Jack Frazer Jim Nagel Gordon Nagel Ken King Jeff King Jack Arthur (St George) Bill Lampard (St George) Lloyd Stewart (St George) Sep Stewart Ron Gardiner Len Gardiner Bill Gardiner Jack Gardiner Buster Schmidt Dave Webster Col Webster

Alf Barden Ray Barden Reg Barden Nelson Norris Ted Norris Bill Norris Reg Norris Tom Stone Junior Ralph Arthur Brian Murante Bob Morrish Gordon Allen Gordon Schiffe Scott Dolling (Prof) Keith Wittians (Dentist) Bill McLaren Jack Dugnan (Bookie) Barny Dugnan (Butcher) Reg Tathem George Tathem Harry Tathum Bill Peskett Senior Frank Peskett George Peskett Theo Hayes

Jack Denshire Cecil TE Kloot Wal Hardy Bill Crouch Theo Manties Tom Stone Senior A M Davies (Kaiwarra) Andy Davies (Hotel) Jim Schmidt Felix Schmidt Lester Schmidt Jack Schmidt Ross Macdonald Arthur Lord Les Schwartz George Thomas Ken Newsham Fred Newsham C.H. Harvey (Paper Shop) Vic Perkins (Paper Shop) George Shalvy Arthur Beel Jim Beel Harold Whipp (Bookie)

Charlotte Plains

Burrenbilla

Charlotte Plains originally an area of 385,280 acres, was taken up in the 1860’s. In 1905 there were 56,275 sheep shorn and it has been recorded that the highest number of sheep to have been pastured on the property at any one time was 104,000. Is it any wonder that number 1165 is stamped on one of the wool bales in the photo of 1914 as they wait for the bullock team to arrive.

Major Thomas Mitchell discovered the Warrego River in 1846, however, it was Kennedy in 1847 who followed the river down and found the superb country fronting the Warrego. He described it as equal to the best he had seen in Australia.

The Nagel family bought Charlotte Plains in 1925. Eighty plus years on, the descendants of “Bunny Nagel’’ still hold Charlotte Plains with an area of 70,000 acres. Boasting a 24 stand shearing shed, an artesian bore, bullockies hut, property cemetery and racetrack of bye gone days, Charlotte Plains is rich with history.

Aldville

Today’s downtown Cunnamulla, was originally “Cunnamulla Station”, settled in 1859 by Samuel Smith. His family sold it to a partnership in 1867, and in 1868 a reserve was created for the town of Cunnamulla. The first town blocks were sold in 1869. “Burrenbilla” was an outstation of “Cunnamulla Station”, situated nine miles down the Bourke Road, but in 1893 after a name change, “Burrenbilla” became the property name. It was moved to its present site in 1898 after a bore was established. When purchased by Carl Schmidt in 1913, “Burrenbilla” was 196,040 acres. It is still owned by younger members of the Schmidt family although much has been resumed. Many clay target shooters who have travelled to Cunnamulla have camped at “Burrenbilla”, probably not realising it is Cunnamulla’s oldest property.

Aldville came into being when country was resumed from Humeburn and parcels of land were balloted for in March 1925. An additional area was granted in about 1933. Family rationalisation and other purchases over the years have formed the present aggregation of 55,000 hectares. A predominately Mulga block, it has large areas of Gidgee, Coolibah and flooded Yapunyah with double frontages to both the Paroo River and Beechal Creek. Much of the property is watered from natural waterholes with the balance supplemented by dams and two artesian bores drilled in 1937 and 1954 respectively. Aldville is grazing country and historically the focus has been on wool production. Of late there has been a shift towards meat production of sheep and cattle.

Aldville Station also offers a range of unique and exciting opportunities to tourists as a working farmstay property. Aldville Station was one of the first stations in the area to open their doors to tourists from all around the world and owners Alan and Louise Travers have gained themselves a reputation for offering a quality holiday experience. Fishing for Silver Perch, Golden Perch and catfish is done in their local water holes of the Paroo and Beechal Creek. Yabbies are found in various lagoons, billabongs and creeks on the property. The river system of the Paroo and Beechal Creek have a very large habitat of birds, flora and native fauna. Bushwalking on Beales Bluff and other interesting areas of the property are a draw card for travellers, both young and old. Aldville Station also has a magnificent garden that has been created to encourage bird life to shelter in the hot summers. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 47


Made fresh everyday! Specalising in Private Kills, Meat Trays, Free Delivery Phone Orders Welcome.

Paul and Leesa McCarthy

Ph: 07 4655 1160 Fax: 07 4655 0318 39 Jane Street Cunnamulla. Open Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm Sat 8am – 12 noon.

Phone in Take-away Ph: 07 4655 1270 Fax: 07 4655 0783 Email: cunnamullabakery@hotmail.com

43 Jane Street Cunnamulla Qld 4490. Open

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Station • Hot artesian spas • Various Accom & camping • Camp Kitchen or home cooked meals • Small & large groups welcome • Property tours and much more Charleville

Quilpie

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Experience life on a working sheep and cattle property without leaving the highway.

HELL

· Cooked Continental Breakfast · 10 Air-conditioned Units · Tea & Coffee Making Facilities · Direct Dial Phones · Colour TV · Moderate Rates EFTPOS – VISA – MASTERCARD

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Motor Inn

Private air strip available

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BULLDO DEVIL ROAD

Cnr. Emma & Wicks Streets Cunnamulla, Qld 4490 48 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Eulo

NARDOO BALONNE HIGHWAY

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Ph 07 4655 4833 Fax 07 4655 4835 dcmeurant@bigpond.com

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Line up at the barrier and enjoy our backyard – Annual races every April • 5 race program, fashions on the field, free kids entertainment, bar, full catering, after races party, campers welcome • 96km S.E. of Cunnamulla • Airstrip nearby

Saturday 9th April 2011 Saturday 14th April 2012 Secretary: Jane Bignell Ph: (07) 4655 4046

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Glencoe DOHNE STUD

Cunnamulla Qld *Prefix GL *Founded 2002 *Stud No. 51

Glencoe Dohne Stud is a family run business committed to the production of the highest quality AA Dohne rams and ewes. • A true dual-purpose sheep • Heavy body weight • Quality fine white wool • Adaptable to a wide range of conditions • Rapid lamb growth rates • Excellent conformation • High fertility

Inspections welcome. All grades of rams available. Glencoe Dohne Stud PO Box 208 Cunnamulla QLD 4490 Ph: 07 46551 784 Fax: 07 46551 771 Email: glencoemiller@bigpond.com

McLaren’s

Rural Agencies Real Estate Agents & Auctioneers Livestock & Wool PO Box 187 Cunnamulla Qld 4490 46 Stockyard Street Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Tel: 07 4655 2038 A/H: 07 4655 2417 Mob: 0427 552 038

Derrick B Finney

Painter & Decorator 42-44 Bedford Street Cunnamulla, Qld 4490

Neil & Lyn Hatchman 30 Railway Street Cunnamulla Ph: (07) 4655 1261

Ph: 07 4655 0309 Fax: 07 4655 0737 Mob: 0428 617 585

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5.20pm Sat 9am – 12 noon

For all Products Bulk Fuels & Oils

ABN: 47317915872 BSA: 1090115

ALDVILLE STATION Get off the highways and experience life in the real Outback on a working sheep and cattle station in the heart of Mulga country. • Homestead accommodation with home cooked meals • Powered caravan & campsites

With over twenty years experience Louise and Alan will ensure your holiday will be one to remember.

• Artesian spa & pool • Private airstrip-fly ins welcome 27 18’ South 145 7’ East Charleville

Quilpie Cheepie

Cooladdi

ALDVILLE

Wyandra

Bookings in advance appreciated. Ph: (07) 4655 4814 Fax: (07) 4655 4705 Email: alanandlouise@bigpond.com

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• Bread • Chicken • Hamburgers • Steak Sandwiches • Cakes • Pies • Sausage Rolls • Milkshakes

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Local Distributor

L HIG

BAKERY & PIZZA

HEL

Quality Meat & Friendly Service Excellent Variety of Seafood

Call in today to your

SIMPV’S

120km’s North West of Cunnamulla

Bowra: a hotspot for Australian birdlife Located only 15km from Cunnamulla, Bowra is renowned for its incredible birdlife.

MITC

Warrego Butchery & Grazing

Coongoola Thargomindah

Cunnamulla

BULLDO DEVIL ROAD

Eulo

BALONNE HIGHWAY

Bollon

To visit or make a donation to protect Bowra’s wildlife, go to www.australianwildlife.org

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Ashley Sports n All

Cunnamulla Pharmacy

Coach Qld Coach Queensland Long Distance Services

Call in and see the friendly staff and great range of; • • • • • • • •

Fragrances OPEN Skin Care Mon-Fri: Cosmetics 9.30am - 1.30pm Weight Loss 2.30pm - 5pm Baby Care Sat: First Aid 9.30am - 12 noon Gifts Veterinary Supplies including perscription items

14 Stockyard Street Cunnamulla Ph: 07 4655 1142

Advertise your business to more than

100,000 unnamulla Newsagency

Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12 noon Sun 8am – 11am

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Full colour, glossy publication. National and international distribution. Many packages and options to choose from.

Call Peieta on (07) 4655 1679 *Estimated readership 2008-2009.

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operate between Toowoomba and Rockhampton via Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles & Biloela. Toowoomba and Cunnamulla via Dalby, St George and Bollon. Toowoomba and Lightning Ridge via Millmerran, Goondiwindi, St George and Hebel.

All long distance service enquiries and bookings are made through Greyhound Australia on 1300 473 946. Or your local agent Cunnamulla Out the Back Australia 07 4655 1679.

Cunnamulla Newsagency

28-32 Jane Street Cunnamulla Qld 4490 • Ladies, men’s and children’s shoes • Toys, bicycles and accessories • Sporting equipment • Pool chemicals • Irrigation supplies • Homewares and Manchester • Baby goods • Watches, sunglasses & reading glasses Phone orders welcome. Eftpos available.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm Sat - 8.30am – 12 noon Ph: 07 4655 2691 Fax: 07 4655 2692 Mobile: 0428 858 492 or 0418 190 294 e-mail: ashleysportsnall@bigpond.com

Saturday BIG Breakfast EVERY SATUR D AY 9 .0 0 T O 1 1 .3 0 AM AT OUT THE B ACK AUST R ALIA 3 2 JOH N STRE E T C UNNA M ULLA

$20 per person Hot & cold buffet style breakfast including cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, assorted breads, toast, raisin toast, assorted danishes and croissants, eggs benedict, fried eggs, bacon, sausages and roasted tomatoes with bottomless fresh coffee and fresh orange juice. Booking essential as seating is limited. Please call 4655 1679

Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre

Brisbane, Toowoomba, St George, Cunnamulla & Thargomindah

A partnership between the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health and Queensland Health, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Queensland Health.

OPEN Mon - Fri 8.30am-5pm Sat 8.30am-12 noon, Sun 8am-11am

Introduction

Visit Dallas & Tinny today for all your;

Opening Hours

• School supplies • Stationery, including bulk office supplies, all types of toners and cartridges custom ordered with fast delivery • Cards, Wrapping Paper & Gifts, Toys, Local Souvenirs • Newspapers, Books & Magazines, Lotto & Golden Casket and Scratchies

18 Stockyard Street Cunnamulla Ph: 07 4655 1479

The Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre is available to both indigenous and non indigenous members of the community. The centre has in excess of fifteen staff and provides services to both the Paroo and Bulloo Shires incorporating an area of 47,000 square kilometres. Mon – Fri 8am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 5pm

Visiting services include; Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Skytrans Bookings 1300 759 872 or www.skytrans.com.au Cunnamulla Agent Marianne Jones 07 4655 0140 or Mob: 0429 776 130 Thargomindah Agent Anne Beetson Mob: 0429 144 007

Community Health Nurse, Child Health Nurse, Paediatrician, Dietician, Podiatrist, Mental Health Team, Mental Health Worker, Women’s Health Nurse, Optometrist, Hearing Clinic, Speech Pathologist, Diabetes Educator, Women’s Health Doctor and Dentist. Contact CPHCC for an appointment.

Cunnamulla Far West Indigenous Family Violence Service The Far West Indigenous Family Violence Service provides advice and information, support groups, court support, traditionalhealing, healing through art, community education and emergency accommodation linked to family structure and kinship ties for individuals and families escaping domestic violence. These service employes a Coordinator and 3 Community Workers, one based in Cunnamulla, Charleville and St.George.

New Directions Mums and Bubs Mums and Bubs target group is birth to five years, we teach the parents on importance of play and educating them on numeracy and literacy skills. We aim to screen the following age group before the transition of schooling. . Through play the children learn about themselves and their environment, play group helps to develop relationships between children and adults. They learn to respect themselves and others. Ante-natal is conducted every Wednesdays with various topics ranging from conceiving, birthing, trimesters, breast feeding, SIDS, Safe sleeping, Applying first aid, belly plastering, pelvic floor exercises, birth spacing and birth control.

26-28 John Street, PO Box 231, Cunnamulla Q 4490 Phone: 07 4655 8800 Fax: 07 4655 8801

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eulo Eulo Eulo owes its existence to the fact that it is situated near a good waterhole on the eastern bank of the Paroo River and because it lies on the direct route of travel to the West. Where did the name, “Eulo”, come from? Stories vary. One theory is that it was named after a European woman whose name was pronounced “Eulo” although the spelling was different. Another theory links the name to Aboriginal origins. Some say it means a dry place/creek/river while others insist it means wet springs. The original township was built closer to the river but was moved to higher ground (its current location), after floods almost wiped out the entire town.

Eulo Heritage Trail The Eulo Queen The only remaining Hotel in Eulo is named after Isobel, a legendary character, shrouded in mystery and conjecture. Isobel is believed to have been born on Mauritius, Isle of France, in about 1850. She was an extremely cultured woman, who spoke French and German fluently, she was also a very shrewd business woman. Isobel married three times and

supposedly had a daughter who died at a young age. After the death of her first husband, Mr. McIntosh, she married Richard Robinson and established herself as a prominent resident of Eulo at the turn of the century. Mrs. Robinson, simply known locally as “Maggie”, was a colourful character, with a taste for good jewellery (including Yowah opals), and an authoritative presence, from which she earned her nickname. She acquired the Royal Mail Hotel in 1889, and the Empire Hotel by 1900, together with a butcher’s shop and store. Although she lost her licenses due to shady dealings and violations of the Liquor Act, she used employees as phoney licensees and continued to trade. In 1912 Isobel bought the Metropolitan Hotel. The Great War heralded the collapse of her empire with continued run-ins with the law and her two remaining hotels burning down. She also lost her third and most beloved husband, Herbert Gray, when he was killed in action. Isobel left Eulo in 1922, after attempting suicide, an alcoholic with a broken spirit. Sadly, Isobel McIntosh/ Robinson/Gray died in a mental home in Toowoomba in 1929 aged 79. Bullock Teams John Terrence Geppert, was the last bullock driver to operate in Eulo. He sold his bullock team of 22 in 1948. In 1936 they were paid a shilling per ton per mile to carry bales of wool from properties to the railway in

Eulo features prominently on the itinerary of many Out the Back Australia Tours. If you’d like an “access all areas” pass to this unique town, see it as part of a 6-day tour package or a 9-day backpacker tour. See pages 14-17 and 22-23 for more details 52 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

kennel and no longer sports the sandbags and grass that once hid it from aerial view.

unique products have been introduced along with fresh and dried dates and most recently figs by Ian and Nan Pike.

one of the few strips within walking distance of the town and is used by graziers, visitors and the Flying Doctor.

Eulo Race Track

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Paroo River

The Eulo Race Track was first built in the 1930’s. The final race meeting of the Paroo Race Club was held on the 12th October 1957, followed by a gala ball at the town hall.

The RFDS first commenced serving Eulo in 1980. It operates out of Charleville on a regular monthly run, when a Clinic is held at the Eulo Hall For more information on the monthly clinics, please contact Nan Pike on (07) 4655 4890 or (07) 4655 4900. The Flying Doctor is also available to the area in the case of emergencies. The local community holds regular fundraisers to assist with this invaluable service.

The Paroo River was discovered by the explorer, Dowling, in 1846 while surveying the region from N.S.W. Building of the bridge began in 1927 and was completed in 1928 under the supervision of Hornibrook.

Eulo Post Office

Cunnamulla. Eulo Sports Grounds The Eulo Sports Grounds were assigned when a lease for the property was given to the trustee of the Eulo Combined Churches Sports Committee in 1973. The first sports day was conducted at the grounds in 1977 and a plaque was erected near the horse yards built by Mick Schute. Air-Raid Shelters Tiny Eulo was chosen as a site for a safety shelter during WWII. There were two reasons for the decision. Firstly, Eulo lies in the direct flight path from Darwin to Melbourne and secondly because the town was a communication link used to wire information between major centres. The building of the shelter – made of heavy gauge corrugated steel curved over a trench – was a government project. The shelter is situated at the side of the Eulo Stores. When first built, the shelter could hold about fifty people standing up. Today, the rusty half-moon shape shelter could be mistaken for a dog

The Post Office was opened on the 16th September 1872. Beginning in 1870 a fortnightly mail run was established from Cunnamulla to Thargomindah, passing through Eulo. In 1871, it became a weekly service. By 1884 the mail service was running twice weekly. In 1878 fortnightly mail services operated between Eulo and Beechal by horse and a weekly service between Eulo and Hungerford. Telegraph extensions were built from Cunnamulla to Eulo, the work completed by 29 April 1881. The 4½ miles of line took just over four months to complete. Of the 2503 telegraph messages handled in 1883, only 83 were official, proof that even back then the locals loved a good gossip. A manual Telephone Exchange was opened at the Post Office in April 1921. In 1969 the total number of subscriptions had risen to 29. The Eulo Post Office closed in 1982 due to the introduction of automatic telephones. The Eulo Store then became a Post Office Agency. Eulo Date Farm Afghan Cameleers were responsible for introducing the date palm to Australia in the early 1800’s. Many date palms still survive around bores in the more arid areas of Australia. The Eulo Date Farm was first established near Eulo in the 1980s. For over two decades a number of

Church of St. Francis Excerpts from the records and archives centre of The Anglican Church of Australia – Diocese of Brisbane. December 1956: At Eulo, the building of a new church has commenced. About 1100 pounds is in hand to cover the quoted cost of 1580 pounds. Money has been lent by various interested people of Eulo to cover the remainder. On Sunday 15th September, 1957, the Archbishop will dedicate the new church of St. Francis of Assisi, Eulo. The occasion will be the culmination of months of hard work and planning. Previously there has been no Anglican Church at Eulo. The building to be free at the time of its dedication. May 1958: At Eulo, the people are gradually adding to the interior appearance and furnishings of the church. May 1964: Eulo are 400 pounds in credit and were able to give 100 pounds to the Cunnamulla Building Fund and provide a carpet for the church. A Sunday school operates at this centre. Air Strip The air-strip was laid in 1957. It is

The Weir beside the bridge was constructed privately in 1987 for irrigation and recreational purposes, to be enjoyed by both locals and visitors to the area. The flood truck, used to ferry passengers and food supplies across the swollen Paroo River in rare times of rain, was a generous private donation after prolonged, severe flooding in 1990. It began operations in the summer of 1992-93.

Eulo Eulo Mud Mud Baths Baths Relax with natural clays and Artesian water at Date Farm. Ph: (07) 4655 4890

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For more information on the colourful town of Eulo, check out the town website www.eulo.com.au or contact Helen Rosenow of the Eulo Development Association on (07) 4655 4849.

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Yapunyah Craft Group

The Yapunyah Craft Group meets monthly. Please contact Mary Haig on (07) 4655 4750 for more information.

Located 160 kms west of Cunnamulla (bitumen road all the way), the township of Yowah is Australia’s bestkept secret. It is home to ironstone matrix and boulders called Yowah Nuts, which are cracked or sliced to reveal the “kernel” – hopefully one of solid opal, Australia’s gemstone.

The Acacia Cambagei (the gidyea or gidgee) occurs naturally and is a good timber tree. Acacia Aneura (mulga) grows abundantly in this area and is an excellent source of fodder in dry seasons.

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Fauna The kangaroo, emu and a large variety of lizards are native to the area. There is also huge variety of birds including Burkes Parrot and Halls Babbler. Enthusiasts travel from all over Australia to view these birds. Due to dams and watering areas built by graziers, the kangaroo population flourishes in the area. They have become a nuisance by invading paddocks and damaging fences. They are also dangerous for travellers as they feed alongside the road and move unpredictably when startled by vehicles.

Tours can be arranged for any size group including private vehicles, buses and fly-ins however all bookings must be made prior to arrival.  All catering requirements can arranged for any time of day, but bookings are essential.

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The Eulo Polocrosse Club welcomes members and guests. A full adult membership is approx $300 per year (adjusted annually, including Affiliation Fees payable to the Queensland Polocrosse Association). Other categories include sub juniors, juniors, intermediates with casuals and trial players always welcomed.

Another good yielding honey tree is the Bimble Box (euc popilnea), which has glossy green, broad leaves. Other eucalypt trees are the Coolibah (euc coolabahs), River Red Gum (euc camadulensis) and Blood Wood (uuc terminalis).

Early miners have often missed such boulders, to the delight of visitors who benefit from “noodling” the old dumps. Some boulders have superbly intricate patterns without being opalised. Why not take a tour to the free fossicking area and search for your very own opals that you can take home with you.  Cutting and polishing services are available for your find.

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In 1993 enrolments hit an all-time low, with only 4 students attending. The Department of Education threatened closure of the school unless numbers could be increased considerably – and those numbers maintained. The Eulo community rallied and a Student Hostel was built beside the school with accommodation provided for 20 students and a House Mother. This provided an opportunity for children from properties in the district to attend the local school.

The Yapunyah Tree (euc ochrophloia) is native to south-west Queensland. It grows to a height of 20m. The tree has weeping branches with a reddish trunk. The honey produced by this tree has a unique flavour.

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A Provisional School was opened in Eulo in 1888. In 1909 it became a State School. Attendance for the first year was 28 pupils. It rose to 59 in 1913, then varied from anywhere between 22 and 46. It is difficult to find a reason for these changes.

Practice days are held regularly at the Eulo Polocrosse Club, please contact the Club Sectretary Rob Newsham on (07) 4655 4067 for more information. The annual Eulo Polocrosse Carnival is held in July each year and features evening entertainment, a canteen and bar and camping facilities.

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Polocrosse is a fantastic spectator sport so you don’t need to be a rider to come along and enjoy the fun. For those who participate it is a great sport that the whole family can enjoy.

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The last lizard races were held in 2004.

Polocrosse is a combination of polo, lacrosse and netball. It is played on horseback, each rider using a cane stick, made up of a polo stick shaft to which is attached a squash racquet type head with a loose twisted-thread net, in which the ball is carried. To play you need a horse, helmet, riding equipment, polocrosse racquet, club saddlecloth and uniform.

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At the side of the race track there is also the famous Destructo Monument which commemorates the death of the famous cockroach Destructo, who was accidentally trodden on after challenging and beating, the champion lizard.

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Take a tour of a real open cut opal mine and learn the intricacies of how the mine works.  Then back to Trafford & Val’s Opal Gallery for a display of cutting and polishing the gems. (Tourists should note that any opal found at this location is the property of the mine leasee and can only be taken by agreement of the leasee of that mine.) The Gallery features a range of cut and uncut opals for sale as well as souvenirs available as a token of your experience.

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Prior to the races, suitable lizards were auctioned – the record being $1065 paid out by a syndicate in 1983. The World Record for the race is 2.5 seconds, set by “Herbie”, a Cunnamulla shingleback, in 1972. After the day of races all lizards were returned to the exact site from which they were found.

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yowah Most miners will welcome you at their homes and show you the treasures they have unearthed. The Yowah Opal Festival is held annually in mid July.

There are no banking facilities or ATM’s in Yowah, We have EFTPOS but no cash out. The nearest place selling alcohol is the Eulo Queen Hotel – 100kms east – so BYO!

Wildlife abounds and keen bird watchers can be guided by an expert. Photographers find endless subjects in the hauntingly stark setting.

About Opals Opal is one of the world’s most beautiful and precious gemstones. It is one of only six types of precious gemstones, sharing company with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. Over 95% of the world’s precious opal comes from Australia, and opal is revered as Australia’s national gemstone.

For a delicious and hearty breakfast, smoko, lunch or dinner, visit 1 Sweet "n" Short.  7 Boobialla Street Yowah Ph/Fax (07) 4655 4793. Open 7 Days.

Serious fossicking for your own gem. Out the Back Australia Tours can take you to the opal fields of Yowah for some serious fossicking for your own gem and back to Yowah Gallery to have it cut while you wait. (See pages 4-23)

Opal is formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water seeps through sandstone, it picks up tiny particles of silica. Millions of years ago, the solution flowed into cracks and voids in sedimentary and volcanic areas of inland Australia and solidified when the climate changed after the last ice age. There are many kinds of opals including: • Black Opal – Characterised by a dark body tone, which causes brightness of colour, black opals are unmatched by lighter opals.

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• White Opal – Also known as ‘milky opal’, white opal features light white body tones. • Boulder Opal – Forms on ironstone boulders. Because the opal is particularly thin, they are often cut leaving the ironstone on the back This means that boulder opal can be very dark and beautiful in colour and vary in shape and size, from as small as a pea, to as big as a family car. • Crystal Opal – Crystal Opals have a transparent or semi-transparent body with a dark or light tone. • Matrix opal – Matrix opal occurs as a network of veins or infilling of voids, between grains of the host rock and in the natural state, shows fine pinfire colour. Boulder opal matrix is another kind of matrix opal, found at Yowah, which in its natural state consists of brown ironstone with small deposits of opal interspersed.

• Yowah Nuts – Found in the mines at Yowah, Yowah Nuts are ironstone concretions resembling ‘nuts’ which contain precious opal in their centre. Upon cracking or slicing the Yowah Nut, the precious opal is revealed. It is interesting to note that no two opals are alike and each has a unique set of qualities, colours and patterns.

The History of Yowah Opal Fields Yowah opal fields were discovered in 1883. It is the oldest producing opal field in Australia.

Visit the outback opal mining town of Yowah and take a journey of a lifetime with two local families who pride themselves on providing a fabulous up close and personal tour. You will join with Scott & Barb Shorten and Trafford & Val Hughes who will invite you into their community and show you their way of life, town and industry, the magic of the Yowah Nut.

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• Fossick for your very own opal the opportunity • Learn how to do the Emu Walk to meet the friendly faces of the Yowah • Visit Lovers Leap, the Bluff people on an exclusive • Trafford & Val’s Open Cut Mine Tour adventure in the • Tour of the Yowah Gallery day of an opal • Opal displays miner. • Display of opal cutting and polishing • Breakfast, smoko’s, lunch and dinner available

Bookings Essential. Further information Sweet “n” Short BK’s Restaurant & Gallery – Open 7 Days 7 Boobialla Street Yowah. Ph/Fax (07) 4655 4793 Barb Mob: 0439 665 029 Scott Mob: 0438 746 980

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Yowah Gallery Trafford Hughes 7 Whitewood Drive Yowah. Ph/Fax (07) 4655 4714 Trafford Mob: 0427 554 714 Val Mob: 0400 323 847

The original mining leases and claims are still being mined today. In the early years, miners could only work the fields when there was rainfall. When the water ran out they had to leave. Nowadays there is an artesian bore to supply water. The town has grown to a population of approximately 120 during Summer and 450 residents during Winter. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 57


fishing on the warrego Fishing on the Warrego River The coffee-coloured water of the Warrego River provides some excellent angling opportunities. The fish that will try and elude your hook are primarily catfish, yellowbelly, Murray Cod, Silver Perch and spangled perch.

Eel Tailed Catfish

Conservation Status: Vulnerable Habitat: Lives and feeds largely on the bottom.  Solitary, although small individuals often form loose schools. Diet: Yabbies, shrimps, molluscs and other organisms from the bottom. Size, Take & Possession Limits: Min: 35cm Limit: 5 Combined limit of five for all species.

Golden Perch

Scientific Name: Macquaria ambigua Common Name: Yellowbelly Size: Commonly less than 5 kg but can grow up to 75 cm & 23 kg Conservation Status: Restricted.  Considered rare in much of its original range, although still present in large numbers in many locations. Habitat: Variety of environments, but most frequently occurs in warm, turbid, sluggish inland waters and associated backwaters and billabongs.  A tolerant fish, able to withstand water temperatures of 4 to 37°C,

and salinities up to 33,000 parts per million (almost that of sea-water). Diet: Carnivorous, eating mainly yabbies and shrimps, insects, molluscs and small fish.  Feeding behaviour varies, some individuals remain in shaded areas or amongst cover to take prey as it passes, whilst others move slowly over weed beds etc. to feed. Size, Take & Possession Limits: Min: 30cm Limit: 10

Murray Cod

Scientific Name: Maccullochella peelii peelii Common Names: Cod, Codfish, Murray Cod Size: Will reach at least 60 cm and 3 to 4 kg in the small streams. Murray Cod in larger waterways usually reach 90 to 100 cm and 15 to 20 kg, if not taken by anglers.  Occasionally recorded from 120 to 130 cm and 35 to 45 kg. A 28lb (14kg) Murray Cod was caught in the Warrego mid March 2007. The largest Murray Cod ever officially recorded was 183 cm, 113 kg (6 ft, 250 lbs). Conservation Status: Vulnerable, Listed under the Victorian Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act Threatened Species of National Significance, Listed under the Commonwealth Environmental Protection & Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act Habitat: Murray Cod are remarkable by any ecologist's standards in their

Discover the “secret spots” of the Warrego. Out the Back Australia conducts river tours of the Warrego daily from 4.00pm. Cruise the murky waters with a keen local angler, who knows all the “secret spots” and can make the most of your fishing expedition. Bait and tackle supplied upon request. See page 9 for more information. 58 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

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adaptability and the diversity of habitats they occupy.  Murray Cod habitat varies greatly, from quite small clear, rocky, upland streams with riffle and pool structure on the upper western slopes of the Great Dividing Range to large, meandering, slowflowing, often silty rivers in the alluvial lowland reaches of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Murray Cod prefer deep holes with cover in the form of large rocks, fallen trees, stumps, clay banks and overhanging vegetation. Very territorial.

Habitat: Schools in large numbers sometimes seen near the surface.  In summer often congregates below rapids and weirs.  Prefers warmer sluggish waters with debris cover.

Diet: (Top Predator) Murray Cod have a varied diet of other fish, spiny freshwater crayfish, yabbies, shrimp, freshwater mussels, frogs, water fowl, small mammals, tortoises and other reptiles.  Virtually anything within its realm that moves and is small enough to fit in its cavernous mouth is considered fair game! Decline: The decline in Murray Cod numbers is due to multiple factors.  Contrary to popular belief, over fishing has played a massive role in the decline of Murray Cod.  Murray Cod were grotesquely over fished by commercial fishermen in the latter half of the nineteenth century.  The many dams and weirs, and the regulation of river flows, mean that rivers do not follow natural flow patterns anymore.  In particular, the spring floods that create the zooplankton-rich conditions, vital for strong survival and recruitment of Murray Cod larvae, have been curtailed or halted completely.  With no spring floods Murray Cod are simply unable to recruit numbers effectively (the overwhelming majority of cod larvae produced every year starve to death) and Murray Cod stocks have consequently crashed. Size, Take & Possession Limits: Min: 60cm Max: 110cm Limit: 2

Scientific Name: Bidyanus bidyanus Common Name: Black bream Size: Commonly to 410 mm; to 600 mm, 1 kg Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Diet: Shrimps, yabbies and aquatic insects, believed to change to a mainly vegetarian diet in larger fish. Size, Take & Possession Limits: Min: 30cm Catch and release only in the Paroo and Warrego River basin.

any body of fresh water including rivers and other streams, lakes, dams and even some temporary waters.  Yabbies are active burrowers and are very hardy, able to withstand poor water quality and long periods of drought. If a particular watercourse dries up, yabbies burrow deep into the bottom until they reach moist soil, where they presumably become very quiet. The scientific name destructor refers to the Yabby's habit of burrowing into levy banks and dam walls where they can cause considerable damage. Diet: Detritus feeder and opportunistic carnivore especially of carrion. Angling: A very common childhood pastime is to catch yabbies with a piece of meat tied to a length of string.  Adults generally use nets of various designs, depending upon location and regulation in the particular area. In farm dams, yabbies are usually gathered using drag nets, and this can very quickly harvest a large number. Yabbies themselves, in the smaller sizes, make excellent bait for the larger native fish, being an important part of the diet of many species.

Yabby Scientific Name: Cheerax destructor Common Name: The name "Yabby" refers to any freshwater crayfish species in Australia. Size: To 70 mm carapace length, 160 mm total body length Conservation Status: Common/ Widespread Habitat: Capable of living in virtually

On the table: Yabbies are excellent eating.  They can be simply boiled for a few minutes in salted water or prepared in a variety of ways.  They have a very sweet meat and the claws of larger specimens are particularly succulent.  Compared to spiny freshwater crayfish, yabbies have much more meat for the size of the animal, although yabbies are much smaller than crays.  Live bait: The use of fish and crustaceans such as spangled perch, redclaw crayfish, shrimp and yabbies as bait (dead or alive) is prohibited outside their natural environment

or range. This is to prevent species from becoming established in foreign habitats and causing environmental damage. Currently two species can be used as live bait. They are: • S hrimp (Macrobrachium australiensis) found throughout Queensland and can be used as bait in all areas of the state. • Y abby (blueclaw crayfish) (Cherax destructor) found naturally  in the Murray-Darling, Lake Eyre and Bulloo-Bancannia Drainage Divisions, and some river basins in the East Coast Drainage Division. Yabbies can be used as bait only in these areas. Size, Take & Possession Limits: Size: No limits Limit: 100. Females carrying eggs or young must be returned to their water within their natural range.

Noxious fish Please report any sightings of noxious fish to DPI&F on 13 25 23. People must not possess noxious fish or keep, hatch, rear, sell, consign or place them in any container. Tilapia, carp and gambusia are some of the declared species of noxious fish. Along with other noxious and non-indigenous fish, they must not be released into Queensland waters or be used as bait, either live or dead. After they are caught, all noxious fish must immediately be killed and must not be returned to the water. Noxious fish compete with native species and could greatly reduce native fish numbers and affect their habitat.

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Measuring finfish Finfish are measured from the tip of their mouth to the end of their tail (see illustration). If you unintentionally take a fish (including finfish or crustaceans) that is not the legal size or is unwanted, return it to the water immediately, taking care to avoid causing injury to the fish. Measuring device. DPI&F recommends using a sturdy ruler or coil tape measure to determine the length of catch. Adhesive or stickon devices can shrink when exposed to weather and be unreliable.

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Remember before you set out on your fishing adventure to always check the weather and flood report as the riverbank and tracks in and out are very black ground, so if it rains you will struggle to get out even in a four wheel drive. There is no mobile reception in most of these areas.

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Hospital and health information Dedication pays off for outback paramedic.

Paul Chapman’s definition of a good paramedic runs much deeper than medical ability. To him understanding, sensitivity and patience all go hand-inhand with the job. The Cunnamullabased ambulance officer has worked hard to overcome a yawning cultural divide in his local community. In 2006 Mr Chapman was named Paramedic of the Year at the Star Care Awards for Excellence in recognition of his work in the predominately indigenous community. Cunnamulla was also named Station of the Year at an awards ceremony in Toowoomba.

Disability Services Queensland 49 Wicks Street, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 2886 M: 0427 156 162 Fax: (07) 4655 2876 Local Area Co-ordinator assists in bringing positive changes to lives of people with a disability and their families within local community through linking to available services and support groups. Healthy Aging Louise Street, Cunnamulla, Qld 4490 Ph: 4655 2921 Encouraging older adults to take action to improve their health and wellbeing. Exercise program on Tuesday. Meals on Wheels Jan Gorrie Ph: (07) 4655 1341 Kerry Macgillivray Ph: (07) 4655 1176

This award is even more significant given that Mr. Chapman is one of just two paramedics based in the far western centre, encompassing an area of 120,000 square kilometers. Both awards were State based awards. Blue Care 59 Stockyard Street, (P.O. Box 13), Cunnamulla, Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 2387 Community nursing, personal care, centre based day care (Wednesday), respite, and community care packages. Providing services to Cunnamulla within a radius of 100kms. Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm. 62 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Meals on Wheels service is run on a voluntary basis by a group of dedicated individuals in the community. Meals are available five days per week Monday to Friday and meals are delivered to each person between 12pm and 1pm on those days. For further information about the service please contact Jan or Kerry on the above numbers. Primary Health Care Centre John Street Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 8800 Providing a range of visiting services including; Aboriginal health workers specializing in diabetes, nutrition, women and families, adult and child mental health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug services (ATODS), Child Health Nurse, Hearing Specialist, Optometrist, Pediatrician, Podiatrist, Physiotherapy, Speech/Language Pathologist, Women’s Health Nurse.

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Ambulance000 56 Wicks Street, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1488

17 Francis Street, Cunnamulla Ph: (07) 4655 8333

Fire000 1 Emma Street, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1453 Police000 5 Stockyard Street, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1200 Royal Flying Doctor Service Old Cunnamulla Road, Charleville Qld 4470 Ph: (07) 4654 1233

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State Emergency Service000 Airport, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1425 Red Cross Room For further information contact; Jan Gorrie Ph: (07) 4655 1461

Cunnamulla State School

Cunnamulla State School was founded in 1877 as Cunnamulla’s first school. It was situated on the banks of the Warrego River. Catering for students from Prep to year 12, and incorporating Cunnamulla’s only secondary school, it offers a comprehensive range of courses and activities. John Street, Cunnamulla Ph: (07) 4655 1486

Students at Sacred Heart regularly achieve academic awards and are always highly ranked in sporting competitions. Sacred Heart students are given the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and are encouraged to be active in all aspects of school life.

Sacred Heart Parish School was established by the Sisters of Mercy over 90 years ago. The religious presence continued in the school until the retirement of the Sisters in 2007.

The Sacred Heart school community, is mindful of the needs of those who belong within it, also seeks to respond to the needs of the broader community, of which it remains a part.

This P-7 co-educational school is a community of children, parents and staff and is a vital part of our local Catholic Parish. We’re a school that prides itself on establishing positive relationships with all community members. Our school works as a team in which each of us offers our unique gifts and talents to build the best possible educational environment for the children. At Sacred Heart we endeavour to live the Gospel Values.

Eagle Edge Sports Academy

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Cunnamulla has a Red Cross room available for families that require accommodation while a family member is in hospital. The small cottage is clean and comfortable and sleeps three people plus a cot. Fully self contained with reverse cycle airconditioning and heating.

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Yapunyah Lodge

27 Alice Street, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1611

Beardmore Street Cunnamulla, Qld 4490. Ph: (07) 4655 1449 Low and high residential care and residential respite.

resourced school. Our classrooms have been recently renovated and we possess many new technologies which are used to enhance the curriculum. Our small class sizes ensure maximum attention is given to each individual student. Every student has access to computers, an interactive white board and a well resourced library.

Church Organisations Jehovah’s Witness

45 Little Bedford Street, Cunnamulla Ph: (07) 4655 0309 2pm service Saturday. Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Church times are Saturday night 6pm and Sunday morning 9am except the first Sunday of each month when the Sunday service is held in Eulo at 9am. Priest available.

Contact: Wayne Dillon (07) 4655 0567 Membership: Open to all high school students and is FREE. Details: Eagle Edge Sports Academy’s vision is to empower young people for life, and inspire high school students to complete Year 12. Using only local facilities they play many sports such as touch football, tennis, canoeing, netball, softball, St Albans Anglican Church 46 Emma Street Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1407. 9am every Sunday. Eucharist with visiting Priest once per month. Cunnamulla Uniting Church and Frontier Services Patrol 16 Broad Street, (P.O. Box 13), Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1140 Patrol Sat. Ph: 0417 141 375 (emergency only) Email: cunnamullapatrol@bigpond.com

basketball and go-cart fabrication & racing. Games nights are also held where pool, card games and board games are played. Dates & Times: For further information please contact Wayne Dillon on the above phone number. Social Economic Development Services for Youth (SEDS) Contact: Linda Wharton (07) 4655 8434 59 Stockyard St Cunnamulla QLD 4490 Details: SEDS holds holiday programs for youth between the ages of 12 – 25 years, activities held include canoeing, cooking, life skills and most local sports. SEDS works with Sport and Recreation and is funded through the Department of Communities. They also provide referrals for self harm and substance abuse youth. Membership to SEDS is free. SEDS also operate out of the Drop In Centre, which is in the old St Albans Hall in Jane St.

Cunnamulla District Chamber of Commerce

President: Michael Hogan P.O. Box 175 Cunnamulla Q 4490 Ph: (07) 4655 1251 Membership: $20 per year from February to January. Worship Services Sundays 9am. May alter Christmas and Easter. Activities include; Blue Care Ph: (07) 4655 2387 Frontier Services: Patrol Minister Ph: (07) 4655 1140 Remote Area Family Services Ph: (07) 4654 3157 Remote Family Care Ph: 1300 731 572 Outback links (A Helping Hand) Ph: 1300 731 349 INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 63


cunnamulla clubs Bowls club team

cunnamulla clubs Entry: Entry to the races is $6 for adults and $3 for kids and pensioners. Members are entitled to free admission. So if you want a great day out with the excitement and spectacle of horse racing, then come along to the Cunnamulla races.

Cunnamulla and District Show Society Contact: Rene Fagan (President) Ph: (07) 4655 1281

Cunnamulla Clubs

Cunnamulla Bowling Club

40 John Street (P.O. Box 159) Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Ph/Fax: (07) 4655 1177 Come along and try a game of bowls at the Cunnamulla Bowling Club. Established 1938. First President: A T Pitt (1938 – 1939) Current President: Frank Coleman Opening Hours: Thursday: 4pm to 7pm Friday: 4pm to late social bowls, big meat tray raffle, members draw Saturday: 9am to late jag the joker, mercantile bowls, club bowls Sunday: 9am to 5pm Sunday morning pairs in mufti clothes Membership Fees: Social: $40 per annum – Play social bowls Friday nights and Saturdays in civi clothing, mercantile bowls. Full: $70 per annum – Play competition and championship bowls as well as social and mercantile Junior: $40 per annum Pensioner: $40 per annum 64 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Other activities that can be enjoyed at the bowling club include darts, pool and quoits. Premises available for hire, contact the club for further details. Cunnamulla Fella Bowls Carnival is held annually last week in August. Wheelchair friendly.

Cunnamulla and District Diggers Race Club Contact: Stanley Green Ph: (07) 4655 1215

Membership: $25 per person, this runs from January to December and includes admission to the four race meetings held over the year. Requirements: Anybody can become a member. You are not required to participate in the running of the race club if you do not wish to do so! Events: Cunnamulla’s main race day is the Anzac Day Races held on 25th April every year. Race meetings are also held in June, late July and September or early October. Trackside bookies will take your bet on the day and you can even place bets on horses in Sydney and Melbourne if you wish. There are bar and canteen facilities and at some meetings “fashions on the field” competitions are held.

Membership: $20 for a family, $10 for a single. Membership runs from May until the end of April and includes your admission to the Cunnamulla Show. The show is held annually in May. See calendar of events for details. Events: Fundraising events and meetings of the different departments are held throughout the year. The annual Show is held on the last weekend of May. It is an exciting weekend with plenty to do, there are many displays and subsections within the show society. These include sheep and wool, horticulture, cattle, school work, handicrafts, cooking, artwork and produce just to name a few. Some other exciting events held at the Show include the Ute Show, shearing, dog jump, horse events, motorbike gymkhana, pet parade and the Miss Showgirl and Show Princess competition. Everyone is invited to become a member of the Show Society. We are always on the lookout for new members and contributors to the Show. It’s a great day out and a good chance to catch up with the community. Bar and canteen facilities available all day and the evening features an auction of the produce as well as night time entertainment. An excellent day out and fun for all the family!

Cunnamulla and District Youth Club

Cunnamulla Golf Club

The Cunnamulla and District Youth Club is a family oriented club that offers the entire community the opportunity to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle through participation in a range of sports all year round at an extremely low cost. The club welcomes all ages and fitness levels to join in the activities. At different times of the year the club travels to competitions in other locations from St George through to Mooloolaba and are always looking for interested competitors. If you would like to take part but do not have the necessary equipment, our club organisers will make arrangements for you to participate with loan equipment. The Cunnamulla and District Youth Club provides stiff competition, however prides itself on having fun with the whole family in a social environment. Contact: President: Perry Higgins Ph: (07) 4655 1698 A/h: (07) 4655 8450 Secretary: Marie Johnstone PO Box 44, Cunnamulla Qld 4490 Treasurer: Susan Higgins Membership: $20 per Family $10 Individual $5 Children and aged pensioners Activities Aerobics: Summertime at the Youth Club, Watson Street. Monday 7.30pm to 8.30pm Circuit Training Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm Step Aerobics Aerobics: Wintertime at the Youth Club, Watson Street. Monday 7.00pm to 8.00pm Circuit Training

Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm Step Aerobics Water Aerobics: Summertime at the Cunnamulla Swimming Pool. Cost $2 per person. Tuesday morning 6.45am Friday afternoon 6pm Line Dancing: Tuesday winter only – See Sue Beresford, Country Wear Triathlons: From October to March meet at the Swimming Pool for an 8am start. Children through to seniors. Cost $2 per person. Biathlon: From October to March meet Friday afternoons at 5.30pm in front of Bills Auto Emma Street. Cost $2 per person. Walking Club: Thursday is walking club, starts at 5.30pm until they finish, distance varies from 2km to 6km. Starts at town rotunda, costs $1 per person. Mountain Bike Riding: Winter only, see Rodney Jones. Ph: (07) 4655 1463

Cunnamulla Golf Club Contact: Kathy Webster Ph: (07) 4655 1213 a/h Ron Henzell Ph: (07) 4655 1289

Membership: $120 for a 12 month full membership starting from 1 January. It includes personal insurance and you can participate in all competitions. $64 for part time membership. $34 for junior membership (under 18) $30 for social membership $5 for 9 holes of golf, this is a non-members green fee, people are welcome to play at any time, however the club is unattended unless on a regular golf day. Requirements: For full time players you must have your own clubs, however some equipment is available for hire with prior notice. Playing Dates The main competition day is on a Sunday. Fun days are held on Saturdays throughout the year. Special Events The first weekend in August, the Holden Scramble will be held on the Saturday and the Club Open Day on the Sunday. Visitors Visitors are always welcome to the club. The club house has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Please contact Kathy or Ron for bookings, memberships or more information. INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 65


cunnamulla clubs Cunnamulla Junior Rugby League

Cunnamulla Polocrosse Club

Cunnamulla Swimming Club

Contact: Secretary: Marie Kelly Ph: (07) 4655 4052

Contact: Corissa Tuite Mob: 0427 551 135

Contact: Maryanne Johnstone Ph: (07) 4655 1411

Membership: $25 single and $50 family and runs from April for twelve months.

P.O. Box 168 Cunnamulla Qld 4490

Membership: $45 (subject to change) from Sept to Sept. Pool open from Sept to April.

Junior Rugby League is for Under 8’s, Under 10’s, Under 12’s and Under 14’s. Training: Training is held every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon from 4.30pm to 5.30pm in John Kerr Park, Louise Street Cunnamulla. Carnivals/Events: Regular competition is held against Quilpie, Charleville, Augathella, St George and occasionally Roma. Travel to away carnivals is usually by bus. New players are welcome. Volunteers and helpers are also in demand and we would love to hear from anyone with new ideas which will benefit the club and ultimately the players and our town.

Cunnamulla Pistol Club For information Contact: Herb Martin Ph: (07) 4655 1592

Polocrosse Club

Membership: A full adult membership is approx $350 per year (adjusted annually, including Affiliation Fees payable to the Queensland Polocrosse Association). Other categories include sub juniors, juniors, intermediates with casuals and trial players always welcomed. Requirements: To play you will need a horse, helmet, riding equipment, polocrosse racquet, club saddlecloth and uniform. Events: Practice days are held regularly throughout the year, contact Corissa for dates. The Cunnamulla annual carnival is to be held 26th & 27th June 2010. The carnival features camping facilities, stables, hot showers, canteen and bar all weekend. On the Friday night there is a barbecue, on Saturday night there is a hot dish night. Happy hour is also held on Saturday afternoon.

Swimming Pool

Cunnamulla Gun Club What is clay target shooting?

Training: Swimming training is held on Mon, Tues, Weds at 3.30pm. Cost is $2 for training. Club Night: Club night is every Thurs night at 6pm, entry to pool on this night is $2. Requirements: Swimming costume, towel and you must be able to swim 15 metres freestyle unaided.

Saturday 7.00am to 12.30pm 2.00pm to 5.00pm Lap swimming from 5-6pm Sunday 8am is triathlon 10.00am to 12.30pm 2.00pm to 4.00pm School Holidays: Contact Maryanne for times. Activities Water Aerobics Tuesday 6.45am Tuesday 10 - 11am Gentle water aerobics Wednesday 6pm Men’s water aerobics Friday 6pm Tai Chi Friday 6.30am

Clay target shooting is a challenging, skilful and responsible sport enjoyed by men and women of all ages across Australia and around the world. Clay targets are approximately 11cm in diameter and are thrown from trap machines at approx. 100kph in a variety of directions. There are 300 clubs around Australia that are affiliated with the Australian Clay Target Association (Inc), and they regularly hold practice and competitions for their members. Coaches are on hand to train beginners to prepare them for their entry into competition.

Clay target shooting is truly a family sport, open to all ages with members ranging from school age to competitors in their eighties. In most clubs you will find a wide cross section of parents, their children and their grandparents participating together.

You can have a lifetime of fun and competition at your local club, in return for a small investment in the shotgun of your choice. On the other hand, if competing at State level is what you aspire to, then like any other sport the costs can be as high as your goals and budget will allow.

Clay target shooting is one of the safest sports of all. Membership in a club offers you the safest means of learning to shoot. In addition to personal assistance from members, coaching clinics are held regularly to help develop skills. Safety rules are enforced at all times for your protection and the safety of others.

What types of people are clay target shooters? All kinds! Men, women and youngsters. They believe in safe handling of firearms and take pride in shooting. They enjoy competing with themselves and others for prizes. Moving up into higher levels of competition is a great personal achievement.

What type of firearm is required? You do not need the most expensive shotgun in the store to enjoy clay target shooting. It should be in good condition (if second hand), capable of handling modern loads and with a stock of reasonable fit. More details on correct fit can be obtained from club coach.

Clay target shooting Trap targets are thrown on the shooter’s call from a trap house at the centre of the layout. Shooters move through five different stations around the layout to shoot at the forward moving target from different angles.

Set your targets join the Cunnamulla Gun Club Clay Target Shooting Clay target shooting is a sport in which the whole family can compete and getting out with family and friends is just plain fun. President: Eddie Mills 07 46551222 Secretary: Stephanie Mills 07 46551222 Membership: $135 for membership to the Cunnamulla Gun Club, this also includes affiliation with the Australian Clay Target Association. Membership runs from December to December. Major Events: May Shoot and the Christmas Shoot.

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Is shooting an expensive sport?

What about Safety?

Swimming Pool Hours Normal: Monday to Friday 5.30am to 12.30pm 2.00pm to 5.00pm Lap swimming from 5-6pm

An exciting sport for every family member

Requirements: Regular shooters need their gun license, gun, ammunition and necessary safety equipment, please contact the president for more details.

Visitors: Visitors are most welcome at the Gun Club when events are on, it is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the canteen is run on competition days.

Trial Days: Trial days are held throughout the year, necessary equipment is loaned, practice shoots are often held on a Saturday afternoons. Contact Steph or Eddie for dates.

New members are always welcome or if you want to just pull in and spectate you are made to feel right at home.

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Cunnamulla Tennis Club Noorama Race Club

Paroo Pony Club

Alice St Cunnamulla 4490

Contact: Jane Bignell: Secretary Ph: (07) 4655 4046

Contact: Cara Condie Ph: (07) 4655 0190

Membership: $15 for a single, $30 for a couple, membership runs from July to the end of June. On race day members are invited to the marquee and members lunch.

Membership: $35 for riding members, $15 for social members. Membership runs from Jan to Dec.

Treasurer: Melonie Back Ph: (07) 4655 0831 Membership: $40 for a single for 1 year, $10 for a child and $60 for a family, membership runs from Feb to Jan. Playing Dates: Social tennis fixtures are run on Wednesday nights at 6.30pm, it costs $5 for members and $8 for non-members. BBQ, soft drinks and chips for sale. An open tennis tournament is held during the year, contact the secretary for dates. Tennis Court Hire Daytime:  Members $5, non-members $10. Nighttime: Members $15, non-members $20, by previous arrangement only. $5 key deposit to be reimbursed once keys have been returned. Keys can be obtained from BP Cunnamulla Junior Tennis: Held Wednesdays 4-6pm..

Race Day: The Noorama Races are one of the best bush racing experiences , held the second Saturday in April each year. On race day there is a 5 race programme, fashions on the field, free children’s entertainment and an after race party with music and dancing under the stars. A canteen is available all day and at night enjoy a delicious dinner. Bush camping facilities are available and security is also on hand. It is always a truly memorable experience for all. For further information please contact the secretary on the above number.

Paroo Arts and Crafts

24 Emma St Cunnamulla Contact: Doreen Allen Ph: (07) 4655 1372 Leila Cuzzu Ph: (07) 4655 1741 Membership: $5 Membership from February to December, recess held from end of November to February. Dates: Craft members meet every Friday from 10am to 12pm at the Senior Citizens Hall in Emma St. Morning tea is provided, it costs 50 cents for members and $1 for visitors. Visitors: Everyone welcome, lovely friendly atmosphere to pursue your interest in art and craft amongst friends.

Requirements: Horse or pony, all riding equipment, club uniform consisting of sky blue shirt, royal blue tie, beige jodhpurs and club saddlecloth. Activities: The club meets fortnightly between March and October on a Sunday at 9am. During the year coaching schools are held and an Inter town Shield Competition is held at the beginning of September. Visitors: Feel free to come and have a look at the Pony Club. The grounds are located next to the racecourse. For further queries or information please contact Cara on the above number.

Senior Citizens Contact: Doreen Allen Ph: (07) 4655 1372 Jacqui Osborne Ph: (07) 4655 1334

Membership: Must be over 50 to join, membership costs $2 and runs from August to July. Dates: Members meet every Tuesday at 2pm in the Senior Citizens Hall 24 Emma Street. Every 2nd Thursday on Veteran Affairs Pension Day, progressive euchre is played for the Ted Cuzzu Memorial Trophy, it runs form February to November. The cost to play is $1 for the afternoon. Everyone brings a plate of food to share. New players always welcome. A Hoy party is held once every 2 months. You must be over 18 to play. Entry is $3, it’s $2 for cards to win a prize tray, lucky door prize, money board and raffle.

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Cunnamulla Business Phone Numbers Emergency – Police, Fire, Ambulance

000

Aldville Station(07) 4655 4814 See our advert on page 49

Mobil Depot See our advert on page 49

(07) 4655 1261

Ashley Sports n All  See our advert on page 50

(07) 4655 2691

Nardoo Farm Stay and Tourist Park (07) 4655 4833 See our advert on page 48

Bowra Station  See our advert on page 49

(07) 4655 1238

Noorama Race Club (07) 4655 4050 See our club details on page 68 or our advert on page 48

Catholic Church Fr. Rod Church details page 63

(07) 4655 1611

Out the Back Australia  See our advert on outside back cover

Charlotte Plains See our advert inside front cover

(07) 4655 4923

Corella Motor Inn See our advert on page 48

(07) 4655 1593

Pike I & N Eulo Mud Baths & Date Farm & Winery(07) 4655 4890 See our advert on page 53

Cunnamulla Newsagents See our advert on page 50

(07) 4655 1679

QR Traveltrain Agent

(07) 4655 1679

(07) 4655 1479

R & D Finney Painter See our advert on page 49

(07) 4655 0309

Cunnamulla Pharmacy See our advert on page 50

(07) 4655 1142

Sacred Heart Parish School See page 73

(07) 4655 1486

Cunnamulla Primary  Health Care Centre See our advert on page 51

(07) 4655 8800

SIMPV’s Bakery & Pizza See our advert on page 48

(07) 4655 1270

(07) 4655 8333

SkyTrans See our advert on page 50

1300 759 872

Cunnamulla State School P-12 Details page 63 Cunnamulla Uniting Church Church details page 63

(07) 4655 1140

St Alban’s Church  Church details page 73.

(07) 4655 1407

Glencoe Station See our advert on page 48

(07) 4655 1784

Stephanie Mills Gallery  Refer to Out the Back Australia listing..

(07) 4655 1679

Greyhound/Coach Qld Agent See our advert on page 50

(07) 4655 1679

(07) 4655 4793 0439 665 029 0438 746 980

IGA Cunnamulla See our advert inside back cover

(07) 4655 1222

Sweet “N” Short BK’s Restaurant  Barb Mob:  Scott Mob:  See our advert on page 56

(07) 4655 1160

Jehovah’s Witness Details page 63

(07) 4655 0309

Warrego Butchery & Grazing See our advert on page 48

McLaren’s Rural Agencies See our advert on page 49

(07) 4655 2038

Yowah Gallery Traff Mob: Val Mob: See our advert on page 56

(07) 4655 4714 0427 554 714 0400 323 847

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telephone listings

Cunnamulla telephone listings (Dial 07 before the numbers if calling from outside Queensland) Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance 000 Abbott FA Ivan Cnmula 4655 2020 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD South) Jane St Cnmula 4655 2191 Aerodrome Cnmula  4655 1507 Aldville Station AT & LE Travers  4655 4814 Allen R P 33 Emma Cnmula 4655 1372 Anderson C W 2 Bowra Cnmula 4655 1471 Anderson D J 20 Bedford Cnmula 4655 1385 Anderson K R 28 Emma Cnmula 4655 1229 Anderson P D & R M 32 Florence Cnmula 4655 1430 Anderson P J 10 Jane Cnmula 4655 1445 Arnold E 16 Watson Cnmula 4655 1328 Artesian Waters Caravan Park Yowah 4655 4953 Ashley D G & Driver BT 9 Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 2239 Ashley G 5 Mabel Cnmula4655 0363 Ashley J H 68 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1415 Ashley Sports n All 28-32 Jane Cnmula 4655 2691 Athorne D W & P D 93 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1530 Athorn G W & K A 28 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1353 Austectron Walter Blackgate Cnmula 4655 4167 Austin M M 49 Emma Cnmula 4655 1186 Australia Post 3 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 1250 Australia Post Thargomindah Ph/Fax 4655 3147 Back Of Beyond Electronics 30 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 2530 Barker M Yarmouth Stn Cnmula 4655 4874 Barden C Valetta Stn Cnmula 4655 4106 Barden R A Valetta Stn Cnmula 4655 4013 Barker W M Glendilla Cnmla 4655 4864 70 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Barkla S & P Rosscoe Dns Cnmula 4655 4050 Fax 4655 4947 Barlow N 61 Emma Cnmula 4655 0581 Barlow SE & CA 18 King Cnmula 4655 1791 Baroona Grazing Co Baroona Cnmula 4655 1846 Fax 4655 0111 Mobile Service 0437 751 848 Mobile Service 0408 751 842 Barrington J F 18 Mabel Cnmula 4655 2053 Barrington K C 17 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1515 Barrington M F & C M 4655 1648 Barrington P 27 Mabel Cnmula 4655 2443 Mobile Service 0448 255 160 Beckman P M 85 Jane Cnmula 4655 1573 Beckman M 8 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 1569 Beel W C Harriman Park Cnmula 4655 1646 Bennett R B & V V 8 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1468 Bentley W S Mooning Stn Cnmula 4655 4078 Beresford E P Echidna St Eulo 4655 4779 Fax 4655 4988 Beresford M J & C E Grzs Farnham Plains Eulo 4655 4851 Beresford R & M 1 Bulloo Devlpmnt Cnmula 4655 0191 Beresford S C & P R 49 John Cnmula 4655 1191 Beresford W L Moonjaree Cnmula 4655 1332 Berghofer C Springvale Eulo 4655 4118 Fax 4655 4837 Betts B S & J E Jandell Cnmula 4655 4072 Betts B S & J E Prairie Cnmula 4655 4812 Betts Hardware & Furniture 91 Jane Cnmula 4655 1215 Betty-Annes Hail Salon 13 Emma Cnmula 4655 1226 Big 4 Explorers Caravan Park Ph:  07 4655 3307 Fax:  07 4655 3308 88 Dowling Street, Thargomindah

Email:big4explorer@bigpond.com Biggs J 1 Airport Rd Cnmula 4655 2412 Bignell B B Widgeegoara Cnmula 4655 4046 Fax 4655 4858 Billabong Hotel Motel 5 Murray Cnmula 4655 0800 Bladwell A & R 10 Leo Eulo 4655 4195 Blanch D Killowen Cmnula4655 2246 Mobile Service 0408 063 908 Blue Care Blue Nursing 59 Stockyard St Cnmula 4655 2387 Mobile Service 0417 647 021 Respite Services 4655 2387 Mobile Service 0417 645 326 Bolam BN, RN, & SJ Grzr Woonoona Cnmula 4654 0109  4654 0345 Mobile Service 0417 627 486 Lulworth Cnmula 4655 4843 Boorara Station via Cunnamulla 4655 4087 Boorara Station Manager4655 4009 Bourke M Weir Rd Cnmula4655 0073 Bourke M E & J D Bluegrass Station Cnmula4655 4034 Bowra Station  4655 1238 BP Service Station 10 Emma Cnmula 4655 1179 Bradford G Railway St Wydra 4654 0126 Bradley R J 9 Bowra Cnmula 4655 2380 Brain A Old Bourke Rd Cnmula 4655 1557 Branfield C 63 Watson Cnmula 4655 2220 Brannigan S 45 Jane Cnmula 4655 1522 Bratton L 19 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1278 Brauckhoff J 31 Alice Cnmula 4655 0001 Bredhauer R M & A E Claverton Stud Wydra 4654 0252 Brice P R 28 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0330 Brown B J Mobile Service 0408 884 237 Brownhalls J N Mobile Service 0418 873 707 Brownhalls P J & F E Ryandale Cnmula 4655 4915

Bryan J 116 Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0007 Bryan R P Kinnersley Stn Wyndra 4654 9125 Bryan W M 18 Bowra Cnmula 4655 1831 Bucholz V J 22 Louise Cnmula 4655 1461 Bulloo River Hotel Ph: 07 4655 3125 Fax: 07 4655 3136 Dowling Street, Thargomindah, Q 4492 Bulloo Shire Council  07 4655 3133 Fax: 07 4655 3131 Email:bullshir@bullooshire.net Bunch R G Glen Oxford Cnmula 4655 4130 Burrenbilla Past Co Burrenbilla Cnmula 4655 1124 Bushell H M & M R 97 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1564 Buster J D Rockwell Stn Cnmula 4655 4987 Butler A M & I A 86 Emma Cnmula 4655 0626 Butterfield L G Ivan St Cnmula 4655 2208 Bydand Pastoral Company Noorama Stn Cnmula 4655 4052 Calcutt H & W 1 King Cnmula 4655 1146 Caltex 4655 1547 Camden Estates Camden Cnmula 4655 4920 Campbell J & A “Pitherty” Eulo 4655 4076 Campbell R I Eulo Rd Cnmula 4655 1696 Canning I M & K E Ningaling Stn Cnmula 4655 4090 Cant F O Yowah Cnmula 4655 4004 Capewell L P & B J 29 Louise Cnmula 4655 2034 Capewell V H & A K 36 Railway St Cnmula 4655 1590 Capewell W 67 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 0340 Caravan Park Watson St Cnmula 4655 1421 Carline D P 36S tockyard Cnmula 4655 0225 Catholic Church Cunnamulla Presbty 27 Alice 4655 1611 Sacred Heart School 4655 1486

Charlotte Plains Russell R & R Cunnamulla4655 4923 Fax:  4655 4114 Mob: 0429 835 228 email: robyn.russell@bigpond.com web:www.charlotteplains.com.au Christmas P A & J M Irrara Cnmula  4655 4023 Church Of Christ Care Yapunah Aged Care Facility 7 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 1449 Clark A N Grz Middleton Station Cnmula4655 4056 Clark A N Middleton Station Cnmula4655 4156 Clark P D C & J L Grz Pabra Cnmula  4655 4829 Clayton P J & C M 91 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1621 Clayton W Stockyard Cnmula 4655 0035 Club Hotel Cunnamulla 15 Louise Cnmula 4655 1209 Clyde Agriculture Ltd Weelamurra Cnmula 4655 4937 Clover Downs Cnmula 4655 4964 Coach Qld/Greyhound Agent 4655 1679 Coleman F R & B 76 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1129 Collins J 71 Emma Cnmula  4655 2287 Colliss J 35 Bedford Cnmula  4655 0014 Cook K D & D J 25 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1549 Cooney G P & F M Tarko Cnmula  4655 4992 Cooney Michael J Leo St Eulo 4655 4817 Fax 4655 4149 Coop W 9 Watson Cnmula Mob0419 992 509 Cooper L J 60367 Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4133 Corella Motor Inn Emma St Cnmula 4655 1593 Fax 4655 2501 Country Way Motor Inn 17 Emma Cnmula 4655 0555 Fax 4655 0455 Country Wear 23 Jane Cnmula 4655 1649 Crawford C R 31 Bowra Cnmula 4655 1178 Cribb R A Murra Downs Cnmula 4655 4913

Crick R J 44 Alice Cnmula 4655 1823 Crick S R Old Charleville Rd Cnmula4655 0280 Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation For Health 17 Louise Cnmula 4655 8700 Cunnamulla Aboriginal Media Assn 29 Jane Cnmula 4655 2188 Cunnamulla Bowling Club 40 John St Cnmula 4655 1177 Cunnamulla Cabins 22-24 Mable St Cnmula Mob: 0407 785 785 Cunnamulla Caravan Park & Cabins Watson St Cnmula 4655 1421 Cunnamulla & District Chamber of Commerce 4655 1251 Cunnamulla & District Diggers Race Club 4655 1215 Cunnamulla & District Show Society President 4655 1281 Showgrounds Cnmula 4655 1245 Cunnamulla & District Youth Club 4655 1698 A/H 4655 8450 Cunnamulla Doctors Surgery 26-28 John Cnmula 4655 1231 Cunnamulla Golf House  4655 1375 Cunnamulla Hospital 4655 8100 Cunnamulla Hotel 24 Jane Cnmula 4655 1102 Cunnamulla Junior Rugby League 4655 4052 Cunnamulla Milk PO Box 225 Cnmula 0428 725 235 Fax 07 4655 0110 Cunnamulla Newsagency 18 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 1479 Cunnamulla Pharmacy 14 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 1142 Cunnamulla Pistol Club 4655 1592 Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre 26-28 John Cnmula 4655 8800 Cunnamulla Senior Citizens Club Inc 24 Emma Cnmula 4655 2587 Cunnamulla Service Store 34 Jane Cnmula 4655 1128 Cunnamulla State School 17 Francis Cnmula 4655 8333 Cunnamulla Swimming Club  4655 1411 Cunnamulla Tennis Club Alice St Cnmula 4655 1155 INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 71


telephone listings Cunnamulla Uniting Church 16 Broad Cnmula 4655 1140 Curtis C I & M Cunnamulla Rd Cnmula 4655 0662 Curtis J M 11 Florence Cnmula 4655 0185 Daley J E 15 Ivan Cnmula 4655 0574 Dalton KO 43 Emma Cnmula 4655 0655 Daniels IR & AM 12 Railway Cnmula 4655 1504 Darcey JJ 23 Francos Cnmula 4655 1180 Dare-Force Shearing 4655 3139 Davidson CW & KD 23 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4786 Davies E 26 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1606 Davis PJ 24 Louise Cnmula 4655 1108 Dick AJ Bollon Rd Cnmula 4655 4897 Dill JH & HA Grzrs “Warranella”Cnmula 4655 4016 Dillon Pastor Wayne & Jane 64 Jane Cnmula  4655 0567 Disability Services 49 Wicks Street Cnmula 4655 2886 Donald Thompson Electrical 23 John Cnmula 4655 1359 Mobile Service 0417 070 260 Downey PJ & JA 48 Watson Cnmula 4655 1550 Downey S 10 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0395 Doyle PR & VC 29 Alice Cnmula 4655 1070 Doyle G & M Weelamurra Rd Cnmula 4655 4941 Doyle K 20 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0132 Doyle Paul Plmbr 29 Alice Cnmula Mobile Service 0428 121 070 Doyle PN 31 Emma Cnmula  4655 1187 Doyle RL 33 Alice Cnmula 4655 1773 Duff M 53 Broad Cnmula 4655 0217 Dunsdon D & D Franc Viller Cnmula 4655 2242 Dunsdon G & C Cnmulla 1BurkRd 4655 2144  4655 2143 Dunsdon WGC Frmr “Nulla”Cnmula 4655 2232  4655 2256 Dux Mechanical Repairs 56 Emma Cnmula 4655 0157 72 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Dwyer KJ 43 John Cnmula4655 0454 Dwyer KJ 31 Murray Cnmula Mobile Service 0428 210 936 Eagle Edge Sports Academy 4655 0567 Eastburn M & S 56 Leo Eulo 4655 4891 Ecroyd TG & MM “Besm”Cnmula 4655 4853  4655 4096 Mobile Service 0417 791 952 Edgar D & B 2 Opal Ywh 4655 4132 Elders Limited 23 Louise St Cnmula 4655 1233 Fax 4655 1875 Ellery CL 54 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 0046 Endacott B 16 Garden Cnmula 4655 2330 Endacott S G 30 Florence Cnmula 4655 2442 English RF “Willacora”Cnmula 4655 4938 Eulo & District Hostel Assoc Emu St Eulo 4655 4839 Fax 4655 4703 Eulo General Store Leo St Eulo 4655 4900 Eulo Mud Baths “Palm Grove” Leo St Eulo 4655 4890 Eulo Queen Hotel Leo St Eulo Phone/Fax 4655 4867 Eulo Queen Opal Centre Leo St Eulo 4655 0054 Eulo RFDS Clinic Leo St Eulo 4655 4774 Expro Group Pty Ltd Ballera Gas Field Cnmula 4655 4519 Fagan TP & IM Fmrs “Uno”Cnmula 4655 1281 “Moolya”Cnmula 4655 4071 “Ungamillia”Cnmula 4655 4040 “Koomoorang”Cnmula 4655 4820 Fanning Mowellan Cottage Mowellan Station Cttbra 4655 7072 Fanning W “CoonberryPlains” Tuen 4655 4020 Fax 4655 4760 Mowellan Station Cttbra 4655 4975 Fanning W & G Mirage 14 Louise Cnmula  4655 0692 Fergies Roadhouse 4655 3178 AH:  4655 3254 Ferguson BD & D 29 Watson Cnmula 4655 2535 Fett A 408a Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0630

telephone listings Fett T 57B Emma Cnmula 0438 489 177 Fielding JE Narran Station Wydra 4654 0188 Fill JA William St Cnmula 4655 1263 Finlay L 12 Garden Cnmula 4655 1392 Finney DV & R 44 Bedford Cnmula 4655 0309 Fisher Bros Transport “Gilruth Plains’Cnmula 4655 1609 Fisher E 59 Wicks Cnmula 4655 2198 Fisher M P 14 Garden Cnmula 4655 0327 Fisher PD & J Wyandra  4654 0336 Foley JS & O 18 Louise Cnmula 4655 2686 Foley O 14 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 2667 Fort JD “Barrington” Balonne Hwy Cnmula 4655 4131 Fortescue CH & MJ 7 King Cnmula 4655 1854 Fox AL 37 Florence Cnmula 4655 0353 Frances John Lewis Electrical 46 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 2580 French J Macks St Wydra 4654 0329 Gall PA 58 King Cnmula 4655 1489 Gall TP 80 Emma Cnmula 4655 1387 Gamble CW 34 King Cnmula 4655 0086 Gamble CW & RA 117 Jane Cnmula 4655 1279 Gardiner AR Eulo 4655 4866 Gardiner JG & CC “Garrawin”Cnmula 4655 4075 Eulo “Narraburra” 4655 4863 Mobile Service 0417 279 963 Gardiner KM 10 John Cnmula 4655 0571 Gardiner MT & KM Grzr “Binya”Station Barngn 4655 4026 Gardiner RC “Gumahah” Cnmula 4655 4074 Georghiou A 7 Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 4700 Geppert EJ 106 Murray Cnmula 4655 0824 Girdler J & L 106 Wicks Cnmula 4655 2102 Godfrey DL 37 Alice Cnmula 4655 1319 Godfrey L & C Grzrs “Tinnenburra”Cnmula 4655 4029 Gorrie EP & JM 93 Arthur Cnmula 4655 1341

Gorrie N & M 42 Florence Cnmula 4655 2090 Graham AD 30 Emma Cnmula 4655 1196 Gray P Humeburn Cnmula  4655 4799 Green SN & Co Builders 91 Jane Cnmula 4655 1215 Fax 4655 1608 Greenbury H 13 Murray Cnmula 4655 1404 Greenhills Past Co Grzrs “Greenhills” Station Cnmula 4655 4032 Gregg C 104 Wicks Cnmula  4655 1024 Greyhound Coach Qld Agent 4655 1679 Grimshaw SA 65 Emma Cnmula 4655 0541 Gwydir DC & ER 53 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1675 Hagan J 50 Little Bedford Cnmula 4655 2509 Haig DJ & JE Grzer “Moama”Eulo 4655 4862 Fax  4655 4901 Haig GJ & PM “Hazelfield”Cnmula 4655 4861 Fax 4655 0170 Haig GJ & ZD Grzers “Alroy”Eulo 4655 4068 Haig MS “Alroy”Eulo 4655 4750 Haig NR & JL Ivan St Cnmula 4655 0747 Haig NR & JL “Cobbrum”Cnmula 4655 4840 Haig SA Eulo “Dundoo” 4655 4069 Fax 4655 4790 Hall RJ & JL “Tilbooroo”Cnmula 4655 4111 Mobile Service 0427 554 111 Hall Rhonda & Cameron 6 Boobialla Ywh 4655 4758 Hammonds B J Grzr “Ardrossan” Cnmula 4655 4865 Hartley NW 70 Emma Cnmula 4655 0084 Hatchman NL & LM Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1409 Hawker D & J “Westlea” Tuenplain View Station Cnmula 4655 4973 Healey P 26 Railway Cnmula 4655 0407 Mobile Service 0418 159 631 Hearn K Springvale Eulo 4655 4966

Healthy Aging Louise Street Cnmula 4655 2921 Henderson JR 4 Opal Ywh4655 4795 Henning PA & JM 81 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1622 Henzell RR 74 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1289 Mobile Service 0438 551 290 Heyer D 10 Garden Cnmula  4655 2225 Hickey NJ 34 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1354 Hickey WN & TL 35 Florence Cnmula 4655 2536 Mobile Service 0427 718 653  0428 551 536 Fax 4655 2189 Higgins AM 7 Eulo Eulo 4655 4722 Higgins AM & KE Lot 21 ”Boobera” Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4815 Mobile Service 0407 890 428 Higgins Bros Cunnamulla Pty Ltd Motor vehicle Repairers 48 Emma Cnmula 4655 1476 Fax 4655 2735 Higgins JP & TC 42 King Cnmula 4655 1570 Higgins MV & CM 54 Emma Cnmula 4655 0156 Higgins PJ & S 10 King Cnmula 4655 1698 Hills SM 11 Hickling Cnmula 4655 0685 Hilton E 17 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 0542 Hine A & M 36 Florence Cnmula 4655 1205 Hines Tyre Service 18 John Cnmula 4655 1599 Fax 4655 2458 Hirtl V Yellow Opal Fields Cnmula4655 4751 Hogan DP & BA 13 Emma Cnmula 4655 1226 Hogan JF & DA 6 Alice Cnmula 4655 1857 Hogan M 19 Mabel Cnmula  4655 4056 Hohn TR & NB Middleton Station Cnmula4655 4933 Middleton Cottage 4655 4933 Hooper D 23 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1961 Hooper E 48 King Cnmula4655 0565 Hooper JR & GA 84 Emma Cnmula 4655 1494

Hooper KJ 103 Jane Cnmula 4655 0398 Hooper WP Cnmula 4655 4145 Hooper Zena 54 Little Bedford Cnmula 4655 0775 Horne LN 53 Emma Cnmula 4655 1625 Howlett JT 19 Broad Cnmula 4655 0019 Hungerford Royal Mail Hotel 9 Achner Hungerford 4655 4093 Hurrell K 35 Jane Cnmula 4655 0508 IGA Cunnamulla 30 John Cnmula 4655 1222 Fax: 4655 2062 Isaacs DF & VM 11 Murray Cnmula 4655 1865 Itzstein BJ & RJ Railway St Wydra 4654 0278 Itzstein Jnr RJ 33 Railway Wydra 4654 0180 Itzstein RJ Rusty Range 42 Macks Wydra 4654 0222 Jack Tonkin Caravan Park & Cabins Watson St Cnmula 4655 1421 Jackson DC 74 Watson Cnmula 4655 1991 Jacobsen B 9 Francis Cnmula 4655 0625 Janko P 32 Yowah Cnmula 4655 7017 J & L Industries QLD PTY LTD Earthmoving & Mechanical Repairs 25 John Cnmula 4655 1688 Fax 4655 1602 After Hours 4655 1194 Mobile Service 0419 708 343 Jehovah’s Witness 45 Little Bedford Cnmula 4655 0309 Johnson J Mechanical Repairs 22 Wicks Cnmula Mobile Service 0419 754 678 Johnstone B & M 48 Emma Cnmulla 4655 1407 Johnstone K 30 Broad Cnmulla 4655 2313 Johnstone M 8 Bedford Cnmulla 4655 1565 Jones Greengrocer 58 Stockyard Cnmulla 4655 1652 Jones RA & HL 32 Broad Cnmulla 4655 1463 Jones TG & MJ 87 Jane Cnmulla 4655 0140 Jordan AM 55 King Cnmulla 4655 1228 INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 73


telephone listings Kahmoo Pastoral Company Kahmoo Cnmula 4655 1695 Kalthaus U Boobera Stn Rd Cnmula 4655 4767 Kasso W B Yowah Cnmula4655 4775 Kay-Sewell C 16 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0230 Keane JM 18 Broad St Cnmula 4655 1683 Keane M 6 Watson Cnmula 4655 1447 Keane M & A “Pineridge”Cnmula 4655 0721 Kelly M & D Robina Stn Cnmula 4655 4037 Kelly MJ Cnmula 4655 7038 Kelly N & M Yankalilla Cnmula 4655 4052 Fax 4655 4043 Kerin J & Y Southglen Cnmula 4655 0129 Kerin J & Y H’stead Southglen Cnmula4655 4894 Kerr D & M Nooralaba Station Cnmula4655 4918 Kerr D & M Lot13/ CarpetSprins Stn Eulo Rd 4655 4818 Kerr S 45 Emma Cnmula 4655 1510 Kidd D 15 Matrix Drv Ywh4655 4183 Kilcowera Station Ph 07 4655 4960 Fax 07 46554 003 King S 33 Louise Cnmula 0407 436 338 King T 33 Mabel Cnmula 0400 840 695 King TJ 26 Wicks Cnmula  4655 0672 Kirby JL 38 Alice Cnmula 4655 1859 Kirby N 38 Alice Cnmula 0418 350 726 Koop W & M 9 Watson Cnmula 0419 992 509 Lamerand P “MulgaDowns”Cnmula 46554 921 Land DJL & SE Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1587 Land DJM 2 Louise Cnmula  4655 1433 Land E 22 Railway Cnmula 4655 1729 Land ND 39 Wicks Cnmula 4655 0038 Landmark Cunnamulla 3 Emma Cnmula 4655 1799 Fax 4655 1597 74 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Lang R & M Grzrs ”GlengarryFarm” 4655 1523 “Melray” 4655 4831 Lang SR 17 King Cnmula 4655 2612 Langley V 4 Florence Cnmula 4655 0057 Larracy JM Macks St Wydra 4654 0263 Fax 4654 0298 Lee AJ 101 Jane Cnmula 4655 1174 Leeds PA & KL “Lumbarra”Wyndra 4654 0179 Leigh D Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4769 Leutchford BE & WA 1 Leo Eulo 4655 4844 Lewis FJ Electrical Contractor 46 Stockyard Cnmula Mobile Service 0419 380 083 Lipke A 7 Francis Cnmula 4655 0478 Lipke E 31 Florence Cnmula 4655 1223 Little RC & M Grzers “WaverleyStation” Cnmula4655 4984 McCall RR 6 Francis Cnmula 4655 1537 McCarthy HM Cnmula 4655 0404 McCarthy P & L 715 Mitchell Hwy Cnmula 4655 1199 McCormack RJ 93 Emma Cnmula 4655 1743 Mobile 0427 206 688 McCormack MJ 36 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1256 McDonald B & K “Rosevale” Wyndra 4654 0274 MacDonald CC 39 John Cnmula 4655 0661 MacDonald IK 37 John Cnmula 4655 1159 MacDonald S “Deiran”Cnmula 4655 4021 McEwan IJ Cuttaburra Rd Cnmula 4655 2003 MacGillivray WA 109 Arthur Cnmula 46551176 MacGregor 60 Emma Cnmula 4655 1363 McIntyre R Harriman Park Cnmula 4655 0068 McKellar WE 24 Railway Cnmula 4655 1661 McKeller L 101 Emma Cnmula 4655 0561 McKenzie CG Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1760

telephone listings McKenzie C & L MHR Shearing Lot3 Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1764 Charlie Mob 0428 551 760 Lorraine Mob 0427 551 764 McKenzie JR & P “Gamarren”Cnmula 4655 4911 McKenzie P “WeelamurraRd”Cnmula 4655 4903 Mackers Store 70 Watson Cnmula 4655 2080 McLaren HM 2 Bedford Cnmula 4655 1282 McLaren’s Rural Agencies Pty Ltd Cunnamulla 46 Stockyard4655 2038 Fax  4655 2072 After Hours Tom Evans 4655 0600 Mobile Service 0427 737 433 R & V McLaren Metavale Cuttaburra R Cnmula 4655 2417 Mobile Service 0427 552 038 After Hours Fax 4655 1556 mclarenv@growzone.com.au McLaren I & J Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0904 McLaren J & M 101 Wicks St Cnmula 4655 0500 Maclean I 25 Florence Cnmula 4655 1847 McNiven KR 4 Francis Cnmula 4655 1309 McNiven L Eulo St Eulo 4655 4759 Maddox KA & BJ 41 Mabel Cnmula 4655 0323 Maddox KA & BJ (Rosslyn Café) 25 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1413 Maguire EJ 79 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4701 Maguire MT & NJ 37Frew Thrgmndh 4655 3223 Maguire TJ The Opal Bus Stop Blue Bonnett Blvd Ywh0428 465 541 Maio JA 54 King Cnmula 4655 1217 Manktelow KC & ME Leo St Eulo 4655 4747 Marcus ES 7 Blue Bonnet Rd Ywh 4655 4713 Marnell L Railway St Wydra 4654 0250 Martel PJ & KA Old Bourke Rd Cnmula 4655 0058 Martel R 57 Little Bedford Cnmula 0447 552 495 Martin H Deiran House Cnmula 4655 4100 Martin HF & JS 55 Wicks Cnmulla 4655 1592

Marzeke Taxi Service 86 Jane Cnmula Mobile Service 0418 755 210 Marzeke Trading 49 Jane Cnmula 4655 0668 Fax 4655 0376 Matilda Maid Vineyard 4655 2412 Matuzelski EHP 28 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4748 Maxwell CB 21 Florence Cnmula 4655 0152 Maxwell CG 2 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 0314 Meals on Wheels  4655 1341 or 4655 1176 Medew RW & JE 60 MatrixDrvYwh 4655 0215 Medway D 102WicksStCnmula 4655 0839 Menzie PD & ME 18 Bluff Rd Ywh 46557074 Meurant DW & CM “Wandilla” Pitherty Rd Eulo 4655 4065 MHR Shearing Lot3 Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1764 Charlie Mob 0428 551 760 Lorraine Mob 0427 551 764 Mickle AR 11 Bluebonnet Blv Ywh 4655 4910 Mickle J Yowah Cnmula 4655 4712 Miller GH & HM Grzers “Glencoe”Cnmulla 4655 1784 Miller T 22 Garden St Cnmula 4655 0804 Miller TL 61 Watson StCnmula 4655 1892 Mills EP 30 John Cnmula 4655 1772 Mills E & Sons IGA 30 John Cnmula 4655 1222 Fax: 4655 2062 Mills EW 26 Watson Cnmula 4655 1312 Mob: 0417 783 884 Mills JW & C 21 Emma Cnmula 4655 2656 John Mob: 0448 130 067 Mills PM 0418 607 169 Mills SM 5 Emma Cnmula 4655 0302 Mills, Stephanie Gallery Pty Ltd See Out the Back Australia 32 John St Cnmula 4655 1679 Fax: 4655 0400 Mobile Service Peieta 0418 607 169 Mobile Service Carla 0448 130 067 e-mail: millsp@outhebackaustralia.com.au Web: www.outhebackaustralia.com.au

Mitchell CA 40 Bedford Cnmula 4655 1467 Mitchell MR 39 Bedford Cnmula 4655 1601 Mitchell N 42AliceStCnmula 4655 0898 Mitchell W & M 10 Leo Eulo 4655 0474 Mobil Oil Distributors NL & LM Hatchman Petroleum 30 Railway Cnmula 4655 1261 Monaghan W 15 Murray Cnmula 4655 0104 Montgomerie DL Dowling St Thrgmndh 4655 3294 Moody M & S Grzrs “Abbadoah”Cnmula 4655 2233 Fax 4655 1714 Moran RJ 3 Blue Bonnet Blvd Ywh 4655 4115 Morcom DJ & SM 39 Florence Cnmula 4655 1532 Morcom J 39 Mabel Cnmula 4655 1175 Muecke F W Yowah Opal Field Cnmula 4655 4995 Mulcahy DJ & JI Matris Dr Ywh 4655 4847 Munro H Macks St Wydra 4654 0286 Murray J 24 Broad Cnmula  4655 0434 Nappa Merrie StationThrgmndh Station Manager 4655 4315 Fax 4655 4318 Dig Tree Ranger 4655 4323 Nass P 1 Glencoe Rd Cnmula 0409 755 014 NAB Cunnamulla 38 Jane Cnmula 4655 8600 NAB Charleville 4656 8000 NAB Charleville Manager 4655 8600 Nardoo Farm Stay & Tourist Park Cnmula 4655 4833 Nelson HD & CA PMB93 Ywh 4655 4711 New TJ & JA 2 Wicks St Cnmula 4655 1852 Newsham Bros Pty Ltd “Goonamurra”Eulo 4655 4035 Newsham R & C Grzrs “Bundoona”Eulo 4655 4067 “Bundoona”Cottage Eulo 4655 4007 Newsham Robert Bundoona Cnmula Mobile Service 0427 727 499 Nilson HJ 12Eulo Eulo 4655 4112 Noccundra Hotel

6 Wilson St Ncundra 4655 4317 Nockatunga Station Thrgmndh 4655 4311 Fax 4655 4314 nockatunga@pastoral.com Quarters 4655 4325 Headstockman 4655 4310 Noorama Race Club 4655 4050 Nordling BG & PM 38 Boobialla Ywh 4655 4757 Nulla Pastoral Company Francvillers Mitchell Hwy Cnmula 4655 2454 Oasis Motel 07 4655 3155 Fax 07 465 53022 Oates JE 40 Garden Cnmula 4655 0624 OBE Beef Pty Ltd Nooyeah Dn Thrgmndh 4655 3185 www.obebeef.com.au O’Brien A & J “Mayvale”Cnmula 4655 4832 Fax 4655 7032 O’Brien DV 27 Louise Cnmula 4655 1632 O’Brien MJ 16 King Cnmula  4655 1298 O’Connell BR & DF Grzrs “Wombula”Cnmula 4655 4098 O’Connell D 3 Gilmore Thrgmndh 4655 3273 Olive JS Matrix Dr Ywh 4655 4709 O’Neil GBW 28 Boobialla Ywh 4655 0257 Orientos Homestead 4655 4386 Orientos Station Quarters Thrgmndh 4655 4336 Osborne FR & FD 54 John Cnmula 4655 1397 Osborne J 71 Jane Cnmula 4655 1001 Osborne PD 95 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1297 Osborne RF Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 1756 Osborne RB & RM 42 Watson Cnmula 4655 1242 Osborne RJ 41 Louise Cnmula 4655 1290 Osborne SR & JR 37 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1334 O’Shannessy MM 44 Sams Thrgmndh 4655 3007 O’Shea C Dowling Thrgmndh 4655 3335 O’Shea JP Gilmore Thrgmndh 4655 3025 INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 75


telephone listings Ossies Opal Workshop PMB 93 Yowah via Cnmula Phone/Fax 4655 4711 O’Sullivan AJ & PA “Thurulgoona” Cnmula 4655 4950 Mobile Service 0427 027 017 Fax: 4655 4951 Out the Back Australia Pty Ltd 32 John St Cnmula 4655 1679 Fax: 4655 0400 Mobile Service Peieta 0418 607 169 e-mail:millsp@outthebackaustralia.com.au Web:  www.outthebackaustralia.com.au

Oxford Hotel 13 Bowra Cnmula 4655 1126 Palmer DM Bellerive Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0250 Palmer Estates Cnmula “Ardgour” 4655 4870 ETN & BJ Palmer “Offham”  4655 4830 RA & BJ Palmer “Offham”4655 4871 Palmer JW 12 King Cnmula  4655 0643 Pankhurst IEE 7 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 1369 Parker M 5 Chale Hngrfd 4655 7057 Parkinson Bros Eulo Rd Eulo 4655 7037 Paroo Arts & Crafts 4655 1372 or 4655 1741 Paroo Pony Club 4655 0190 Paroo Shire Council 49 Stockyard St Cnmula 4655 8400 Patterson K Patterson K Post & Gen Store Railway St Wyandra 4654 9212 Payne RE 5 Murray Cnmula Mobile Service 0428 248 583 Pearson KM 25 Broad Cnmula 4655 1436 Peebles I 3 Crystal La Ywh 4655 7048 Peebles RM Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 4060 Pender MJ & RA 68 James Cnmula 4655 1746 Pepper HE & CG Tickleman Gardens Cnmula 4655 0087 Peskett L & W Cunnamulla “Murrawondah” 618 Charlotte Plains Rd 4655 4930 Cunnamulla ‘Shearers Quarters’ 800 Charlotte Plains Rd 4655 4931 Peskett & Son “Hillview” 1880 Gamarren Rd Cnmula 4655 4926 76 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Phillips SJ 9999 Balonne Hwy Cnmula 4655 4755 Pike ID & NE “Palmgrove”Leo St Eulo 4655 4890 Pikey’s Plumbing Geoff 0428 125 497 Police Service (QLD) Emergency Calls (all hours)  000 Cunnamulla 5 Stockyard 4655 8900 Eulo LeoSt 4655 4838 Wyandra Railway St 4654 0270 Police Station / QGAP Office Dowling Street Thargo 07 4655 3200 Polis ER 5 Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 4778 Poncho R 33 Watson Cnmula 4655 1774 Post Office Thargomindah Ph/Fax:  07 4655 3147 Powyer L 96 Jane Cnmula4655 1835 Powyer PD 28 Stafford Thrgmndh 4655 3206 Prasad N 32 Wicks St Cnmula 0448 645 791 Prigg S 50 Mack Wyandra 4654 9580 Primary Health Care Centre John St Cnmula 4655 8800 QBuild Cunnamulla Depot4655 2698 Queensland Government Agent Cunnamulla 5 Stockyard 4655 1331 Fax 4655 1687 QR Passenger Agent  4655 1679 QR Freight Cnmula 4655 1104 Queensland Health Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre 26-28 John 4655 8800 Dental Service Cnmula 4655 8113 Home & Community Care Program (HACC) 4655 8800 Quigley TM 45 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4153 Raczkowski C 22 Boobialla Ywh 4655 4049 Rains T & M Camden Station Cnmula 4655 4963 Ramsay DJ 45 Florence Cnmula 4655 0360 Ramsay P 51 King Cnmula4655 2286 Ramsay SA 25 Ivan Cnmula 4655 0242 Ramsay W 40 Florence Cnmula 4655 1432 Ratcliff G 24 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4154

telephone listings Red Cross Room Cunnamulla  4655 1461 Reid NJ 99 Jane Cnmula 4655 0025 Richardson VJL 69 Emma Cnmula 4655 1598 Richter H Eulo St Eulo 4655 7055 Rick & Von’s Family Grocer 71 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 1214 Roberts C Railway St Wydra 4654 9248 Roberts JF 113 Jane Cnmula 4655 0339 Roberts JM Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0097 Rogers TJ 11 Francis Cnmula 4655 1638 Rolfe GD 17 Bluebonnet Blv Ywh 4655 7010 Rosenow TO & HD 28 Leo Eulo 4655 4849  4655 4997 Mobile Service 0427 554 849 Rush J 26 Frew Thrgmndh 0429 198 804 Russell K 12 Murray Cnmula 4655 0431 Russell Pastoral Co “Nardoo” Cunnamulla Mngr DWA Meurant 4655 4833 Fax  4655 4835 Nardoo Farm Stay & Tourist Park Cunnamulla (Mngr Carmel Meurant)  4655 4833 Fax 4655 4835 Emaildcmeurant@bigpond.com Russell R & R Charlotte Plains Cunnamulla 4655 4923 Fax:  4655 4114 Mob: 0429 835 228 email: charlotteplains@harboursat.com.au web:www.charlotteplains.com.au St George Freightlines 106 Jane Cnmula 4655 2019 Fax 4655 0000 Les Dyball 0409 892 848 Sacred Heart School John St 4655 1486 Salmon H Sams St Thrgmndh 4655 3363 Sanderson PJ Lot10 Blue Bonnet Blv Ywh 4655 4173 Sandford CR 4 Bedford Cnmula 4655 2382 Sandral GD “Karto Stn” Hngrfd 4655 4094

Santos Ltd Oil & Gas. Jackson Oilfields Thrgmndh 4655 4300 36 John Cnmula 4655 0079 36 John Cnmula 4655 2155 Fax 4655 0079 Mobile Service Cnmula0427 576 164 Schimke JA 1 Bowra Cnmula 4655 0704 Schipp K & L 9 Emma St Cnmula 4655 0595 Schmidt AG & KMD Graziers Cunnamulla “Wallen” 4655 4873 Charleville “Cairns” 4654 0117 “Burrandilla”  4654 0113 Mobile Service 0409 380 302 Schmidt AL & SA “Baroona”Cnmula 4655 1846 Fax 4655 0111 Schmidt NF Grzr “Avondale”Cnmula 4655 4922 Cottage 4655 4954 Schmidt OH 1 Smith Cnmula 4655 1124 Mobile Service 0417 780 774 Schmidt PJ Grzers “Alawoona”Wydra 4654 0255 Fax  4654 0288 Mobile Service 0419 728 388 Schools State Primary Schools Cunnamulla 17 Francis St 4655 8333 Eulo Leo St 4655 4898 Thargomindah Dowling St 4655 3132 Wyandra Moody St 4654 0280 Yowah 5 Harlequin St 4655 4126 Primary to Year 12 Schools Cunnamulla 17 Francis St 4655 8333 Secold MM 86 Wicks St Cnmula 4655 0861 Seckold P 46 Watson Cnmula 4655 0010 Selmes AT & CE 25 Dowling Thrgmndh 4655 3196 Selmes J 26 Frew St Thrgmndh 4655 3404 Selms C 1 Dowling Thrgmndh 0417 795 511 Selms Shearing 0428 505 783 Senior Citizens 4655 1372 or 4655 1334 Shearing MHR - See MHR Sheppard AS “Noorama”Station Nrma 4655 4042 Sheppard BJ & MA 20 Emma Cnmula 4655 1361 Sheppard NW 22 Emma Cnmula 4655 1797

Sheppard AS & JE Noorama Rd Nrma 4655 7065 Sheraton WT & UB 29 Macks Wydra 4654 9576 Sherwin G & T “Kilcowra” Thrgmndh 4655 4960 Fax 4655 4003 Mobile Service 0409 554 960 Shillingsworth R 10 Bowra Cnmula 4655 2033 Shillingsworth TJ 14 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0684 Shorten B 7 Boobialla Ywh Mobile Service 0428 554 793 Shorten K & TA 2 Leopardwood Drv Ywh 4655 4800 Shorten TA 7 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4776 Sidebottom K & KM 18 Emma Cnmula 4655 1552 Sils Café Stockyard St Cnmula 4655 0300 Simpson Arnold & Barbara Livestock Transport 47 Mabel Cnmula 4655 2105 “Cocklarina”Cnmul 4655 4816 Simpson DW & LM 5 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1308 Simpson GD Koroit Opal Fields Cnmula 4655 4764 SIMPV’s Bakery & Pizza 43 Jane Cnmula 4655 1270 SkyTrans Bookings 1300 759 872 Cunnamulla Agent 4655 0140 Thargomindah Agent 0429 144 007 Web:www.skytrans.com.au Smith Dean 63 Stockyard Cnmula 0421 809 647 Smith JA Grzr Paracoonah Stn Cnmula 4655 4943 Smith Leesa 24 Garden St Cnmula 0409 615 568 Smith MP & F 63 Stockyard Cnmula 4655 1408 Smith MW Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0040 Smith S Frew St Thrgumndh 4655 3207 Smith Terry 4655 3250 Snider NW Murra Murra Rd Cnmula 4655 0878 Social & Ecanomic Development Services for Youth (SEDS) 4655 8434 South West NRM LTD Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Nebine Catchments Cunnamulla Office 4655 2999

Spaul FG 29 King Cnmula 4655 0214 St Albans Anglican Church 23 Emma St Cnmula 4655 1407 Stackpoole Past Co Werewilka Station Werewilka Cnmula  4655 4985 Stanley CPP 20 Louise Cnmula Mobile Service 0427 058 715 Steadman NE 9 Frew St Thrgmndh 4655 3202 Steer T & J Main St Bollon Bollon Mail 4625 6138 Stewart JL 65 Stockyard Street Cnmula 4655 1329 Stewart KD 8 Bedford St Cnmula 4655 1565 Storey MS “Claverton”Station Wydra 4654 0271 Stoverink B 9 Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 4161 Suhan VK 23 Broad Cnmula 4655 1682 Sullivan TW Macks Creek Station Wydra 4654 0206 Swadling NG & JJ Mitchell Hwy Wydra 4654 3871 Sweeney BT & HJ 66 Emma Cnmula 4655 1591 Sweeney MJ & D 25 Francis Cnmula 4655 2005 Sweet “n” Short BK’s Restaurant 7 Boobialla Street Ywh  4655 4793 Barb Mob 0439 665 029 Scott Mob 0438 746 980 Swinton CW & S 63 Jane Cnmula 4655 1828 Talon Investments Pty Ltd Cunnamulla 7 Louise 4655 1139 Tannock AD & JD Watson St Cnmula 4655 1185 Tannock V 6B Mabel Cnmula 4655 0207 Taxi Service Marzeke 85 Jane Cnmula 4655 1015 Mob 0418 755 210 Taylor & Gray H & D 20 Dowling St Thrgmndh 4655 3214 Taylor D Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4846 Taylor JK & DH Railway St Wydra 4654 0240 Taylor PL 5 Broad Cnmula 4655 1452 Mobile Service 0427 551 452 Taylor RC Adginbong Stn Cnmula 4655 2130 INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 77


telephone listings Taylor RC & AF “Adginbong”Cnmula 4655 1645 Teague RJ & M Nockatunga Stn Thrgmndh 4655 4311 Teelow BL 96 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1546 Teelow PD & MP 36 Garden Cnmula 4655 1484 Teelow Perry 73 Ivan Cnmula 4655 0598 Thargomindah Explorers Caravan Park Dowling St Thrgmndh 4655 3307 Thargomindah General Store 54 Dowling St Thrgmndh 07 4655 3232 Fax: 07 4655 3222 email:thargostore@trublue.net.au Thargo Motors JR & JP O’Shea Dowling St Thrgmndh 4655 3225 Fax 4655 326 Thargomindah Oasis Motel 65 Dowling St Thrgmndh 4655 3155 Fax 4655 3022 Thargo Transport 41 Stafford St Thrgmndh  4655 3358 Sams St Thrgmndh 4655 3183 Brisbane Mobile Service 0429 335 138 The Hair Mill Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 2333 The Rock Cafe Jane St Cnmula 4655 1502 Thomas A Thargomindah Rd Cnmula 4655 0223 Thomas A Kahmoo Thargomindah Rd Cnmula 4655 1635 Thomas GG Grzrs Kahmoo Cnmula 4655 1695 Thomas J 27 Broad Cnmula 4655 1826 Thomas KK 20 Garden Cnmula 4655 0148 Thompson BD 26 BeardmoreSt Cnmula  4655 0760 Thompson Donald Electrical PO Box 295 Cunnamulla 4490 23 John Cnmula 4655 1359 Fax 4655 1339 Scott Thompson Res 4655 1304 Trevor Jensen Res 4655 1346 Thompson FP Yaralla Station Cnmula 4655 4723 Thompson FP & N “Yaralla”Station Cnmula 4655 4058 Thompson LM 29 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1725 78 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

Thompson NJ Pty Ltd Timber & Hardware Merchants 27 John Cnmula 4655 1171 Fax 4655 1016 Thompson PM & SJ Yaralla Station Cnmula 4655 4978 Thompson RL & MJ 57 Frew St Thrgmndh 4655 3264 Thompson RP 36 Alice Cnmula 4655 0274 Thompson WL Grzrs “Darrawong” Cnmula 4655 4055 Thomson A “Kywong” Cnmula 4655 4028 Thomson PG 1 2 Broad Cnmula 4655 2529 Thornton K 68 Emma Cnmula 4655 0076 Thornton R 26 Emma Cnmula 4655 1381 Thurulgoona Pastoral Co “Thurulgoona” Cnmula 4655 4950 Fax 4655 4951 Ticehurst G 19 Emma St Cnmula Mobile Service 0430 570 735 Ticehurst KM 37 Mabel Cnmula 4655 0253 Tinnenburra Pastoral Co “Tinnenburra”Cnmula 4655 4029 Fax 4655 4956 House Terraldon 4655 4972 House Barygowan 4655 4041 House Mintaka 4655 4061 Mobile Service 0417 646 588 Todd RG & AT “MundaMunda”Cnmula 4655 4912 Fax 4655 1912 Tonkin A I 47 Watson Cnmula 4655 1216 Tonkin CL 11 Bowra Cnmula 4655 2067 Tourist Information Centre Cunnamulla 4655 8470 Travers AT & LE Cunnamulla Grzrs “Aldville” 4655 4814 Fax 4655 4705 e-mail:alanandlouise@bigpond.com Travers SL “Eulolo” Wydra4656 4844 True Value Hardware 27 John Cunnamulla 4655 1171 Tuckwell AJ 19 King Cnmula 4655 0268 Tuckwell JA & Lloyd JL 25 Francis Cnmula 4655 1194 Tuite DS & LT 27 Murray Cnmula 4655 0197

telephone listings Tuite GM Glencoe Rd Cnmula 4655 1138 Tuite JL Echidna St Eulo 4655 0013 Tuite K Glencoe Rd Cnmula  4655 2098 Turnbull BM 90 Arthur Cnmula 4655 1109 Turner JD & OF Railway St Wydra 4654 0363 Urquart BJ 1 Francis Cnmula 4655 1206 Vagg AP 55 Emma Cnmula 4655 0275 Vagg PJ & BJ “Carellan”Cnmula 4655 4889 Vella B 15 Watson Cnmula  4655 2027 Vella DS 2 King Cnmula 4655 0033 Vezzoso R 45 Wick Cnmula 4655 0448 Visitor Information Aramac 4655 3147 Barcaldine 4651 1724 Bedourie 1300 794 257 Birdsville 1300 794 257 Blackall 4657 4637 Boulia 4746 3386 Bourke 6872 1222 Charleville 4654 3057 Cloncurry 4742 1361 Cobar 02 6836 2448 Cunnamulla 4655 1679 Dubbo 02 6801 4450 Hughenden 4741 1021 Injune 4626 1053 Ilfracombe 4658 3511 Isisford 4658 8900 Julia Creek 4746 7690 Longreach 4658 4150 Mitchell 4623 8171 Mount Isa 4749 1555 Quilpie 4656 1133 Richmond 4741 3429 St George 4620 8877 Tambo 4654 6082 Thargomindah 4655 3399 Windorah 4658 6133 Winton 1300 665 115 Waihora Station Grzers “Waihora”Cnmula 4655 4827 Waites LJ Sams Thrgmndh 4655 3174 Walden JE Cunnamulla-Bourke Rd Cnmula 4655 4895 Walk CL & BF 4 King Cnmula 4655 1441 Walker DL 1 Wicks Cnmula  4655 1671 Walker R Bulloo Downs Rd Thrgmndh 4655 4341

Walker LE 47 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 7071 Wallen Pastoral Company Graziers Cunnamulla “Wallen” 4655 4873 Langlo Crossing “Cairns Station” 4654 0117 “Burrindilla Station” 4654 0113 Mobile Service 0418 988 295 Walters DM 34 Broad Cnmula 4655 1227 Walther NN Yowah Opal Fields 85 Matrix Ywh 4655 4798 Warburton P 41 Florence Cnmula 4655 1708 Ward CL Wydra 4654 0170 Ward RW & PM 6 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1204 Mobile Service 0427 551 204 Ware WM 30 Matrix Drv Ywh 4655 4741 Warner G Eulo 4655 4077 Warner S Lot 9 Bingara Stn Cnmula 4655 4788 Warner S & P Merimo Cnmula 4655 4063 Mobile Services 0427 554 063  0427 554 064  0427 561 176 Warner SW & P Eulo 4655 4989 Warrego Bargain Barn 36 Jane Cnmula 4655 0952 Warrego Butcher & Grazing 39 Jane Cnmula 4655 1160 Warrego Hotel Motel 9 Louise Cnmula 4655 1737 Fax 4655 2015 Warrego Nebine Catchment OldLibrary Cnr Louise & Stockyard Steets Cnmula 4655 2999 Warrego Produce & Steel 22 Wicks Cnmula 4655 0550 Wason R & S BlackBank 1Jobes Gate Rd Cnmula 4655 4057 Water Resource Commission Autumnvale Thrgmndh 4655 3154 Watson RA & L Sams St Thrgmndh 4655 3169 Watters LT 18 King St Cnmula 4655 1217 Wearing T & T Wittenburra Station Cnmula  4655 7034  4655 7035 Weatherley VA Cnmula 4655 4734 Webb John & Co Mount Alfred Rd Wydra 4654 0265 Webb TJ 42 Mabel Cnmula  4655 1143

Webster GJ & JC “GoolburraStation” Wydra4655 4924 Webster K 40 King Cnmula 4655 1213 Webster LW & OM “Rocky” Station Cnmula 4655 4011 Webster M Tuenvale Station Cnmula 4655 4942 Webster MA & CO “Rocky” Staton Cnmula 4655 4011 Webster Pastoral Company Cnmula RRL Webster “Southplains” 4655 4948 “Bundaleer” 4655 4048 Webster RL Southplains Cnmula 4655 4869 Webster WD & LH 280B Weir Rd Cnmula 4655 0026 Weelamurra Station Cnmula 4655 4937 Weemabah Pty Ltd Moombidary Stn Hngrfd 4655 4044 Weir SM 12 Bluff Rd Ywh 4655 4765 Welsh RL 22 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1551 Welsh RL & HA 132 Arthur Cnmula 4655 1155 Wendelin N 7 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 1516 Western Sun 28 John St Cnmula 4655 1617 Wharton EM 58 Watson Cnmula 4655 0470 Wharton JV 57 Watson Cnmula 4655 0538 Wharton LM 13a Murray Cnmula 4655 0108 Whe Wool 1 Ivan Cnmula 4655 1141 Wheeler Pe & JA Grzer “Werei Park” Cnmula 4655 4082 White AE & GL Main Rd Cnmula 4655 4998 White AJ 91 Arthur Cnmula 4655 0065 White AJ 41WatsonCnmula 4655 0341 White B Lot 146 Corella Ywh 4655 4859 White BO Beardmore St Cnmula 4655 0723 White JA & RB 43 Watson Cnmula 4655 1376 White L Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4194 Whiteman RG & EA Rywanda Burke Hwy Cnmula 0417 762 313 Whittingham S 92 Jane St Cnmula 4655 1554

Widgell E 41 Bedford Cnmula 4655 0334 Wieting RT 30 Bowra Cnmula 4655 0284 Wighton TH 17 Wicks Cnmula 4655 1311 Wild Games Resources Pty Ltd 177 Emma Cnmula 4655 1192 Williams D Wydra 4654 9240 Williams DK & DEM 4654 0183 Wilson HJ 10 Watson Cnmula 4655 1894 Wilson JB 20 Broad Cnmula 4655 1395 Wilson KH Lot5/Noorama Rd Cnmula4655 4012 Wilson L 33 Wicks Cnmula Mobile Service 0427 554 012 Wimhurst E 28 Louise Cnmula 4655 1440 Wingett MD & LM 31 Beardmore Cnmula 4655 0649 Wiralla John Osman “Palustine”Station Cnmula 4655 4857 Woods IJ 30 Powell Thrgmndh 4655 3078 Woods PA & CM 34 Dowling Thrgmndh 4655 3231 Woodcroft JL 37 King Cnmula 4655 1230 Woodstock Pastoral Co “Waratah”Cnmula 4655 4892 Cannington@bigpond.com “Amenda”Cnmula 4655 4030 “Cleland”Cnmula 4655 4886 “NewPark”Cnmula 4655 4024 Yapunyah Aged Persons Lodge 7 Beardmore Cmnula 4655 1449 Yowah Caravan Park “Artesian Waters”  4655 4953 Yowah Gallery 7 Whitewood Drive Yowah 4655 4714 Traff Mob: 0427 554 714 Val Mob:  0400 323 847 Yowah Nut Café 20 Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 7020 Yowah Progress Assoc Cnmula 4655 4730 Yowah RTC 20 Harlequin Drv Ywh 4655 7001 Zoffman TC Humeburn Rd Cnmula 4655 4151

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events calendar

23rd Saturday Pairs Knock Out Bowls Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 1.30pm start

6th to MUSIC IN THE MULGA 10th “Nardoo Station” Country Music Festival Main Concert Saturday 8th starting 1pm till late. Licenced Bar, meals, Bush Camping & Entertainment, some powered sites & accommodation. We’re taking the Country back to the Bush. Ph 07 46554833 Fax 07 46554835 e-mail: dcmeurant@bigpond.com Check the Nardoo website for updated information. www.nardoo. com.au

26th

24th

Events Calendar 2010 January 2010 1st

New Years Day

Australia Day

February 2010 Mercantile Relay Swimming – 3 swimmers per team from business houses plus one other swimmer. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 46551 411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 698.

March 2010 Catholic Church Fete – close to St Patricks Day

Cunnamulla & District Show

25th Presidents Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 9.30am start.

June 2010 May, June, July Pruning at grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob: 0408 552 803.

Australia School Holidays 2010-2011 All dates for Australia school holidays are inclusive. e.g. if a holiday finishes on a Sunday, then school starts the next day, if a holiday starts on a Saturday then school finishes at the end of the previous day. Please check all dates, as no responsibility can be taken for any inaccuracies.

New South Wales

2010

2011

Term 1

2 April to 18 April

8 April to 26 April

Term 2

3 July to 18 July

1 July to 18 July

Term 3

25 September to 10 October

23 September to 10 October

Term 4

18 December to TBC

20 December to 27 January 2012

Queensland

2010

2011

Term 1

2 April to 11 April

15 April to 26 April

Term 2

26 June to 11 July

24 June to 11 July

Term 3

18 September to 3 October

16 September to 3 October

Term 4

11 December to TBC

9 December to 23 January 2012

Cunnamulla Triathlon “River to River”. 1.5km swim, 68km ride to Eulo, 10km run at Eulo. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 46551 411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 698.

14th

July 2010

Victoria

2010

2011

Cunnamulla Community Triathlon, Swim 500m, ride 20km, run 5km. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 46551 411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 698.

May, June, July Pruning at grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob: 0408 552 803.

Term 1

27 March to 11 April

8 April to 27 April

Term 2

26 June to 11 July

1 July to 18 July

Term 3

18 September to 3 October

23 September to 10 October

Term 4

18 December to 31 January 2011

22 December to 1 February 2012

Western Australia

2010

2011

Term 1

2 April to 18 April

21 April to 9 May

Term 2

3 July to 18 July

8 July to 25 July

Term 3

25 September to 10 October

30 September to 17 October

August 2010

Term 4

17 December to 1 February 2011

15 December to 1 February 2012

First weekend in August Cunnamulla Golf Club Holden Scramble Saturday and Club Open Day on Sunday. Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279.

Australian Capital Territory

2010

2011

Term 1

10 April to 26 April

15 April to 2 May

Term 2

3 July to 18 July

8 July to 25 July

Term 3

25 September to 10 October

30 September to 17 October

Term 4

18 December to TBC

21 December to 3 February 2012

Tasmania

2010

2011

28th to Cunnamulla Fella Bowls Carnival, Cunnamulla Bowling 29th Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 9.30 start both days.

Easter

2 April to 11 April

6 April to 15 April

Term 1

28 May to 15 June

3 June to 20 June

11th

Term 2

3 September to 20 September

2 September to 19 September

Term 3

16 December to 15 February

21 December to TBC

South Australia

2010

2011

Term 1

2 April to 18 April

15 April to 2 May

Term 2

3 July to 18 July

8 July to 25 July

Term 3

25 September to 10 October

30 September to 17 October

Term 4

11 December to 30 January 2011

116 December to 30 January 2012

Northern Territory

2010

2011

5th Ladies Ethel Schrader Memorial Cunnamulla Golf Club Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279.

Term 1

2 April to 11 April

1 April to 11 April

Term 2

19 June to 18 July

24 June to 25 July

Cunnamulla Golf Club Fun Day open to all. Murray’s Tyres & More 10 hole Ambrose 2pm hit off. Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279.

Term 3

25 September to 3 October

30 September to 103 October

Term 4

11 December to 24 January 2011

16 December to 30 January 2012

Queen’s Birthday

Cunnamulla Inter Town Swimming Carnival Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 46551 411.

Charlie Martin Memorial Day Cunnamulla Bowls Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129.

April 2010

July “Oigle” Terry Coleman Fun Day Cunnamulla Gun Club “All novelty events” 12 noon start Ph: 07 4655 1222 a/h Ph: 07 4655 1312.

Cunnamulla Pool Closes at Easter 2nd 3rd

Good Friday Easter Saturday

4th

Easter Sunday

5th

Easter Monday

9th Friday night Noorama Races Calcutter, BBQ dinner and fun night starts 6pm at Noorama Racing Complex. Further information Pru Barkla Ph: 07 4655 4050. 10th Noorama Picnic Races start at 11am. Lamb on the spit that evening with a claypan boogie. Further information Pru Barkla Ph: 07 4655 4050. 11th

BBQ Breakfast Noorama Races starts 7am.

25th

Anzac Day

25th Anzac Day Races Cunnamulla Contact Cozette Ph: 0746 554 930 or Jan Ph: 07 4655 4895. 26th

Anzac Day Holiday

May 2010 May, June, July Pruning at grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob:0408 552 803. 3rd

May Labour Day

8th & 9th

Cunnamulla Gun Club May (Mothers Day) Shoot Ph: 07 4655 1222 a/h Ph: 07 4655 1312

9th Joycelyn Davies Memorial Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 9.30am start. 9th

Mothers Day

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16th to Yowah Opal Festival for further information contact: 18th Yowah RTC Ph: 07 4655 7001

7th NRL Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 1.30pm start. 21st

Murra Murra Carp fishing competition 1 - 4pm.

Royal Queensland Show Ekka

September 2010 Sep – Oct Vine shoot thinning and bunch trimming at the grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob:0408 552 803. 5th

Fathers Day

5th Fathers Day Jack Mitchell Memorial Cunnamulla Golf Club Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279.

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events calendar NAIDOC Week Cunnamulla State School Fete

October 2010 Sep – Oct Vine shoot thinning and bunch trimming at the grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob:0408 552 803.

events calendar Cunnamulla Community Triathlon, Swim 500m, ride 120km, run 5km. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 4655 1411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 1698. Cunnamulla Inter Town Swimming Carnival Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 4655 1411.

Charlie Martin memorial Day Cunnamulla Bowls Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129. July “Oigle” Terry Coleman Fun Day Cunnamulla Club “All novelty events” 12 noon start Ph: 07 4655 1222 A/H Ph: 07 4655 1312.

April 2011

Yowah Opal Festival for Further information contact RTC Ph: 07 4655 7001.

Pool closes at Easter

August 2011

9th Noorama Picnic Races 2nd Saturday in April start at 11am. Dinner and claypan boogie. Further information Jane Ph: 07 4655 4046.

First weekend in August Cunnamulla Golf Club Holden Scramble Saturday and Club Open Day on Sunday. Phil Nass Mob: 0427 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279.

22nd

April Good Friday

3rd R. Heineman & D. Webster Cup Cunnamulla Gun Club 10am start Ph: 07 4655 1222 a/h Ph: 07 4655 1312

23rd

April Easter Saturday

NRL Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 1.30pm start.

24th

April Easter Sunday

November 2010

25th

April Easter Monday

2nd

25th

Anzac Day

Skinny Horne Day Memorial Cunnamulla Bowls Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 9.30am start. 2nd Cunnamulla Pool opens further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 46551 411

Melbourne Cup

12th & Proposed date Cunnamulla Fella Festival. 13th  Friday – Open air country music concert. Saturday – Cunnamulla Fella Trophy – Bush poetry, Cultural Extravaganza, Motor Bike Gymkhana, Cunnamulla Fella Challenge: Bush Tough-Man contest. Saturday night – Bundaberg Run Pro Series – Professional Bull Riders Assn Bull Ride, Country Music Concert at Bull Ride.

25th Anzac Day Races Cunnamulla Contact Cozett Ph: 07 4655 4930.

December 2010

26th

1ST Week in December to last week January grape picking. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob:0408 552 803.

May 2011

Cunnamulla Gun Club Christmas Shoot Ph: 07 4655 1222 a/h Ph: 07 4655 1312 2pm start

In 2011, Anzac Day happens to fall on Easter Monday. As that is already a public holiday across Australia, all States and Territories have agreed that the public holiday for Anzac Day will occur on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Anzac Day Public Holiday

May, June, July Pruning at grape farms, Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob: 0408 552 803. 2nd

Labour Day Mothers Day

25th

Christmas Day

8th

26th

Boxing Day

27th

Christmas Day Holiday

7th & 8th Cunnamulla Gun Club “Mothers Day” Shoot Ph: 07 4655 1222 A/H Ph: 07 4655 1312.

28th

Boxing Day Holiday

Events Calendar 2011 January 2011 1st

New Years Day

Service Stores Pairs Knock Out Bowling Club for further contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 4655 1129 11am start. 26th

Australia Day Festivities at Cunnamulla Pool

February 2011 Mercantile Relay Swimming – 3 swimmers per team from business houses plus one other swimmer. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 4655 1411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 1698.

8th Joycelyn Davies Memorial Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 07 4655 1129 9.30am start. 5- 9 Music in the Mulga – “Nardoo Station” Country Music Festival Main Concert Saturday 7th starting 1pm till late. Licensed Bar, Meals, Bush Camping & Entertainment, some powered sites & accommodation. We’re taking the Country back to the Bush. Ph: 07 4655 4833 Fax: 07 4655 4835 e-mail: dcmeurant@bigpond.com. Check the Nardoo website for updated information www. nardoo.com.au. Cunnamulla & District Show Presidents Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 07 4655 1129 9.30am start.

June 2011

Catholic Church Fete – close to St Patricks Day

May, June, July Pruning at grape farms, Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob: 0408 552 803.

17th

13th Queens Birthday

March 2011 St Patrick’s Day

Cunnamulla Triathlon “River to River”. 1.5km swim, 68km ride to Eulo, 10km run at Eulo. Further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 4655 1411 or Perry Higgins A/H Ph: 07 4655 1698.

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July 2011 May, June, July Pruning at grape farms, Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart Matilda Maid Fruit Mob: 0408 552 803.

27th – 28th Cunnamulla Fella Bowls Carnival, Cunnamulla Bowling Club. Held annually on the last weekend in August. For further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 07 4655 1129 9.30am start both days.

September 2011 Sep – Oct Vine shoot thinning and bunch trimming at the grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart “Matilda Maid Fruit” Mob: 0408 552 803. 4th

Fathers Day

4th Fathers Day Jack Mitchell Memorial Cunnamulla Golf Club Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279. 4th Ladies Ethel Schrader Memorial Cunnamulla Golf Club Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279. Cunnamulla Golf Club Fun Day open to all. Murray’s Tyres & More 10 Hole Ambrose 2pm hit off. Phil Nass Mob: 0428 725 235 or Ruby Gamble Ph: 07 4655 1279. NAIDOC Week Cunnamulla State School Fete

October 2011 Sep – Oct Vine shoot thinning and bunch trimming at the grape farms. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart “Matilda Maid Fruit” Mob: 0408 552 803. Skinny Horne Memorial Day Cunnamulla Bowling Club for further information contact President Frank Coleman A/H Ph: 07 4655 1129 9.30am start. Cunnamulla Pool opens further details contact Marianne Johnstone Ph: 07 4655 1411. R Heineman & D Webster Cup Cunnamulla Gun Club 10am start Ph: 07 4655 1222 A/H Ph: 07 4655 1312.

November 2011 1st

Melbourne Cup Day

11 - 12th Cunnamulla Fella Festival & Bull Ride

December 2011 1st Week in December to last week January grape picking. Contact Maritz “Nulla Farming” Mob: 0418 788 977 and Ian Stewart “Matilda Maid Fruit” Mob: 0408 552 803. Cunnamulla Gun Club Christmas Shoot Ph: 07 4655 1222 A/H Ph: 07 4655 1312 12pm start. 25th

Christmas Day

26th

Boxing Day

MUSIC IN A THE MULG

ock d Country R Country an al at its best in v Music Festi nd’s Outback la s Queen

5th - 9th May 2011 5 Day Program • Daily Walk Up concerts and nightly entertainment • Friday night – Celebrity Camp Cook Off and concert • Saturday night – Main Concert • Sunday – Mothers Day Breakfast and “Up Close & Personal” Concert

Camping available. Bar & Barbecue. Come for the week or just the week-end.

Future Dates

2011 5th – 9th May 2012 10th – 14th May 2013 9th – 13th May 2014 8th – 12th May

We’re takin g th back to the e country bush at Nardoo Sta tion just 38 km out of Cunn amulla Qld

Further Information:

David & Carmel Meurant Ph: 07 46554833 e-mail: dcmeurant@bigpond.com Web: www.nardoo.com.au INFORMATION GUIDE 2010/2011 83


Need a

toilet stop while you are

exploring the area? Call into Out the Back Australia 32 John St Cunnamulla. Next to IGA.

Clean, modern amenities, airconditioned comfort.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm

All tourists and visitors welcome.

84 CUNNAMULLA, EULO AND YOWAH

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Take a break, bring your mates

Stephanie Mills Gallery Cunnamulla Stephanie Mills is Australia’s photographic storyteller. With the harsh, rugged landscape of the outback as her canvas, Stephanie’s pictures take you on a guided tour of this fantastic country in stunning full colour. Stephanie Mills Gallery is situated in Out the Back Australia headquarters 32 John Street Cunnamulla which hosts a permanent collection of Stephanie’s work. The Gallery offers guided tours and features a huge range of exclusive Stephanie Mills merchandise to souvenir including postcards, gift and greeting cards, coasters, clothing, one-off and limited edition prints and canvasses. Other features of the Gallery include: • Café, open 7 days – serving coffees, drinks and a modern menu including lunch, desserts, morning and afternoon tea • Accredited Agent for: QR Traveltrain, Greyhound/Kynoch Coaches, – book travel and accommodation • Old Mates Camp Kitchen with all day, old-fashioned bush entertainment including camp fire dinner • Fuji digital printing, frames and framing • Extensive range of beautiful gifts and homewares • Large selection of Queensland Boulder Opal and Aboriginal art • Outback fairy wonderland for the kids So come in, take a break and let Stephanie’s captivating images take you on your very own outback adventure in air conditioned comfort!

www.outthebackaustralia.com.au

Mon – Fri 9am to 6pm Sat & Sun 9am to 3pm

32 John St (next to IGA) Cunnamulla Tel (07) 4655 1679 Fax (07) 4655 0400


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