The End - And Tribute to the Members of the First Fleet (Sydney, New South Wales)

Journal entry for Thursday 21st Sep, 2023 (day 66, kms 444)

We did a little exploring around Manilla this morning, the town pub, an old school building which is now a museum and a local parrot. Mid morning we stopped in the town of Wallabadah where to our surprise we found a memorial to the First Fleet which included a list of all the members of that expedition. to read the full post

Gunsynd - The Gundawindi Grey (Manilla, New South Wales)

Journal entry for Wednesday 20th Sep, 2023 (day 65, kms 485)

The plan was for today to be a driving day and to end the day in a position to arrive in Sydney tomorrow. Thus there was not much sight-seeing today. to read the full post

Morven (Rest area St George, Queensland)

Journal entry for Tuesday 19th Sep, 2023 (day 64, kms 460)

There is not much to say about today as we are at the end of the trip and the "lets get home" feeling is trying to takeover our days. This can be seen by the distance we drove today, much greater than we would normally drive. to read the full post

Augathella (Wild camp near Charleville, Queensland)

Journal entry for Monday 18th Sep, 2023 (day 63, kms 219)

Some readers will know of the song Augathella Station by the Australian Folk Group The Bushwackers. This is a song Nina and I have listened to for over 40 years and today we will finally get to visit the town of Augathella which is in Queensland cattle country and is central to the song. to read the full post

Australian Workers (Tambo, Queensland)

Journal entry for Sunday 17th Sep, 2023 (day 62, kms 283)

We loitered a bit today in the tiny town of Barcaldine. It is a tidy place with a nice picnic area beside the highway so there was plenty of shaded tables to lounge on so it was a pleasant place to spend some of the day. But it is also a historically and politically significant town as in some ways it is the home of the Australian Labour movement and the Australian Labour Party. To emphasis this the town is host to an enormous museum called The Australian Workers Heritage Center to read the full post