Last weekend we had a visit from my husbands brother and his wife . They live in North Queensland about 1800 Km from us. Near the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef for our overseas readers so a drive around the west was on the agenda. A short drive approximately two and half hours west , south west of Goondiwindi you will experience some small country towns that have a lot to offer. We drove from Goondiwindi to Mungindi where you will find a town split in two by the Queensland/ NSW border which is the Barwon River. We drove from Goondiwinid to Mungindi to Thallon to St George then Nindy Gully To Talwood and then home. Nindy Gully is at the join in the road North of Weengallon.Cameron's 1 Ton Survey Post is a timber post 2.7 metres (8 ft 10 in) high and roughly square in section and is shaped into a pyramid at the top. It is carved with "J. CAMERON GS" Basically if you look at the Queensland New South Wales border this post marks the end of the straight line . They say he chose a one ton post because he didnt want it to get "Lost" over time.
|The river looking from the survey post|
|This is a dam built to hold the irrigation water they use for cotton farming ,commonly |
known as a ring tank.
The northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of the most endangered species of the Australian marsupials. These animals are so endangered that they’re now restricted to a three-kilometre range inside the Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, Australia.
Facing the threat of wild dogs, the wombats population had reduced to slightly over 100 in 2003. As a result, the Queensland government built a 20-kilometre predator-proof fence around the area inhabited by wombats at the Epping Forest National Park to protect them from extinction.
|The Thallon Silos|
|St George and the Balonne River . Looking so good after the long drought|
|The jetty on the Balonne River|
|Enjoying a fire , dinner and drinks at the Nindy Gully Hotel|
|Nindy Gully was the setting for the movie "Paper Back Hero", |
Yes a very young Hugh Jackman was the star.
This is an interesting spot of cultural significance, "The Weengallon Rock Wells." It's so close to home but still sort of in the middle of nowhere so I haven't stopped here before now.
I'm glad I did though it was really interesting and educational.