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Description

Comet is located in the Central Highlands, 39 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. Comet was established in association with the westward development of the railway line from Rockhampton.

The town was named after the 'Comet River' which runs close to the township. The river itself was named after Ludwig Leichhardt's observation of Haley's Comet in the skies during his travels through Central Queensland in the late 1800's.

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Here you can see the tree trunk that Ludwig Leichhardt marked with 'Dig' during his exploration of the region in 1844. 'Dig' indicated to those who followed that he had buried food and journals in this spot.

The small rural town is also a service centre for the local farming community.

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Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Blackwater Weather Today - Sunny
Sunny
29 °C 6:20am EST 5:47pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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21 Apr
Tue,
22 Apr
Wed,
23 Apr
Thu,
24 Apr
Fri,
25 Apr
Forecast Blackwater Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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sunny
Blackwater Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Blackwater Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Minimum 15°C 14°C 15°C 14°C 16°C 15°C 16°C
Maximum 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 31°C 31°C

Weather last updated at 2:16pm Saturday, 19 April 2014.


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