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Coolabah Tree
Historic Coolabah Tree
Map of Historic Coolabah Tree
Stansfield Street
Hughenden
Queensland 4821 Australia

Historic Coolabah Tree
Hughenden, North West

Free Entry

07 4741 2970
info@flinders.qld.gov.au
www.flinders.qld.gov.au

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Description

The Historic Coolabah Tree is situated past the causeway on the right as you head to the Hughenden Showgrounds. It is of immense historical importance as it is linked to two relief expeditions searching for the Burke and Wills Expedition. Both expeditions blazed the tree on the banks of what is now Station Creek.

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In 1861 Fredrick Walker led a team from Rockhampton to the Gulf searching in vain for the missing explorers. The following year Landsborough's search party passed through from the Gulf. These relief expeditions led people to become aware of the fertility and wealth of the plains adjacent to the Flinders River.

Truly this tree should be preserved as a memorial to the brave explorers of this land. Two plaques have been erected near the tree as a tribute to them.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Note: Open all hours.

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There

Turn left into Stansfield Street, continue down over Station Creek crossing and The Historic Coolabah Tree will be on the right hand side.


Free Entry


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