MITCHELL

Mitchell is a small town on the Worrego Hgy continuing our transit west. Mitchell is circa an hour west of Roma. Mitchell is named after the discoverer xxxx Mitchell and is on the banks of the Maranoa River. A real river.

Traveling to Mitchell on the route from Injune we observed an abundance of wildlife. Roos, emus and some close encounters with very big eagles.

The town is named after Sir Thomas Mitchell explorer and Surveyor General of New South Wales, who explored the area in 1846.In 1854, Edmund Morey established the property of Mitchell Downs. When the original homestead was largely destroyed by a flood in 1864, Thomas Close acquired the building's ruins established the Maranoa Hotel. A post office operated on Mitchell downs from 1865 and in 1878 the community was officially named Mitchell.

Mitchell and its residents and visitors are able to delight in the Artesian Pool. The pool is a beacon in cold weather and can be quite busy. 39 degrees is the normal water temp. A coffee, café, internet and gym (plus the spa) ensures the centre is the catalyst for most.

The bridge over the Maranoa River is a mural feast. The photos give testimony to this lasting exhibition.

The Mitchell War Memorial is at the western end of town and is a fitting tribute to the fallen.

The Mitchell Churches are located on the northern fringe.

The Hotels in Mitchell are grand and/or historic buildings.

The Mitchell Museum is in the early days of formation. Given time this will be a great exhibition.

Mitchell is another great small Qld town that deserves an extended visit.

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