Augathella is a significant diversion
off the Warrego highway to the Warrego River at which the Augathella
Township is located.
In 1858 A.C. Gregory passed through
the area on the fourth and last expedition in search of the lost
Leichardt Expedition. Effectively creating crossroads at what is now
Augathella. Pre 1893 the town was known as Ellangowan, but in that
year was gazetted Augathella.
The town has a fascinating history
with bushrangers, shearers and bullockies all playing a part in the
early formation of this remote place.
In 2008 Augathella celebrated the 50th
anniversary of the launch of the movie ‘Smiley’.
The local wildlife is clearly welcome
in the town.
The Augathella War Memorial again
causes reflection. A small community and so many names.
The Augathella churches are of the
The sole hotel is has great profile
but is restricted to limited entertainment services.
Augathella is community that clearly
has a sense of humour and deserves a visit.