Capella

Capella The drive to Capella passes by in a series of contrasts in colour and texture, from Oz-like, pillowy green fields just past Emerald to gently undulating waves of hazelnut coloured grasses. Newly taken crops leave stalks in rich earth and perfectly maintained fences divide irrigated fields from those lying fallow with the precision of…

Barcaldine

Barcaldine Iningai people Sheep and beef cattle rearing are the main industries in this area, but it’s fair to say that the number of people stopping by to see the disarmingly exquisite Tree of Knowledge sculpture, which commemorates the 1891 shearer’s strike (and the bones of the Australian labour movement) is an industry in itself.…

Charleville

Charleville Bidjara people Charleville has a number of historical footnotes that may catch your attention, but perhaps none so much as the cannons on display in town, which were used in 1902, unsuccessfully, firing into the clouds in an attempt to bring rain to break the drought. These cloud cannons are a great introduction to…

Mitchell

Mitchell Gunggari people Mitchell’s history involves an Aboriginal population acknowledged to have inhabited the area for at least 19,000 years, bush-rangers, miners, and the birth of Australia’s shortest-serving Prime Minister, Francis Forde. A more modern experience, however, might bring you to Mitchell as a worker for one of the nearby mines, or see you settling…