If you want to read a poem called the "Bush Christening" by Banjo Patterson you will hear this river referred to . Blackall is 960 kilometers or 600 miles from Brisbane.
Sculptures using bits from the past tell many stories in the outback . People are
resourceful and creative as you will see on our journey
The early surveyors measured things from this stump as it held their gear steady. If it were west beyond this point , you were the other side of the black stump which is a common Aussie saying to refer to somewhere far far away. Whoops missed a pic of the black stump, the original one burnt now they have one of petrified wood in the same spot.