Sunday, 15 April 2018


The shearers strike at Barcaldine is a famous part of Australia's industrial history. " The Tree of Knowledge" was the famous landmark where the shearers gathered. Sadly it no longer lives but the remnants of the tree is here for good with a monument made of timber to this place and the shearers. The monument is like a giant wind chime with pieces of wood hanging from the roof. It's amazing to listen to it. You can see it for miles approaching Barky as its affectionately called. When I was here last about 10 years ago it was just a big black box and looked terrible I thought. But now it has aged it fits much better into the landscape.

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