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.