Wow. This small place has lot to offer
and digest. Your interest in ‘labour’ history is elevated when
visiting this town. In 1891, it was one of the
focal points of the 1891 Australian shearers' strike,
with the Eureka Flag flying over the strike camp. The landmark Tree of
Knowledge, under which the strikers met, stood outside the railway
The treatment with ‘the tree of
knowledge’ is just first rate.
Barcaldine is the last ‘big’ town on
the Capricorn Highway heading west to Longreach. A stopover is highly
There are six active old pubs in
Barcaldine, so given the size the town and that everything is walking
distance a mini pub crawl is in order.
For those that can remember the Fine
Cotton horse racing scandal in the Globe there is collectable that is
a must read.
.The Barcaldine Australian Workers
Heritage Centre deserves a more than a cursory walk thru. The Centre
is a work in progress but the current displays are very informative
and easy to engage.
The Historic Museum is also worth a look over.
The Barcaldine War Memorials are
located in the centre of the town.
The town has the full representation
of the main denominations.
Allow more than a day to get the most of Barcaldine.