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Experience the wonders of a foregone era at the Historic Blackall Woolscour
Take a stroll down main street of Blackall
Tour through Australia's only substantially intact, steam-driven scour at Blackall
Visit the historic fossilised stump to discover its significance to Blackall's history. Visit the incredible 250 year old fossilised tree stump
Map of Blackall

Blackall
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Description

Blackall is located on the Matilda Highway and is name after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. The town was founded in 1846 by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell.

Rest, relax and revive at Blackall's Aquatic Centre - home to the artesian spa and swimming pool.

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Famous for many reasons, blade shearer Jack Howe put Blackall on the map in 1892 at 'Alice Downs' when he set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. It actually took another 58 years before anyone could match this feat and that was by machine shears.

Blackall was also the first Outback town to start drilling an artesian bore back in 1885. It is also the home of the Black Stump which was used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of this point is said to be 'beyond the black stump'.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Camping
    Camping

Other Information

How To Get There

Blackall is situated along the Matilda Highway approximately 101 kilometres north-west of Tambo and 106 kilometres south of Barcaldine on a fully sealed road. An alternative route to Blackall is from Isisford which is approximately 112 kilometres west of Blackall on an all sealed road.


Today's Weather

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Tambo Weather Today - Mostly sunny
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Weather last updated at 7:18pm Thursday, 31 July 2014.


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