BARCALDINE

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 station.

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 recommended.

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.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course