Everything Tagged: Landmarks and Buildings

Quilpie’s ‘End of the Line’

Long before the Warrego Way and the Natural Sciences Loop people relied on the Rail to explore the Quilpie Shire. Quilpie is the ‘End of the Railway Line’ or the beginning …… depending on how you want to look at things. The Western Railway line reached Quilpie in

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Radio Picture Theatre

The Radio Picture Theatre is a classic Art Nouveau movie theatre, with the original canvas seating and painted screen facade. Movies are still shown on weekends and the building is also used periodically to house art competitions, quilt displays and travelling plays. It is managed by the Barcaldine

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Southern Cross Windmill

The largest commercially operational windmill manufactured by Southern Cross can be viewed at close range on the grounds of Pumps and Solar. Built in 1950 by the Toowoomba Foundry, the windmill has a 9 metre diameter wheel and is 15 metres high. A great location to get up

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St Finbarrs Church

Take the Warrego Way or Natural Sciences Loop and explore the exquisite Quilpie Shire Boulder Opal in all its beauty. Home to one of Quilpie Shire’s most iconic attractions, St Finbarr’s Church rests on the foundations of an intriguing history. In 1976, the Priest at the time, Father

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Longreach Historic Railway Station

Longreach railway station is the terminus station of the Central Western line, serving the town of Longreach. It was built from 1887 to 1916. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 12 December 2005. Today the station is served by the Spirit of the Outback train

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Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum (QFM) is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. QFM is a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of

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Longreach School of Distance Education

?’Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary’. They invite you to join them in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe their school in

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Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum

The Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum house local history, stories and artifacts as well as being the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the Shire, and the distribution network maintained. Other exhibits in the

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Morven Historical Museum

Step back in time where everyday early outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Historical Museum contains some fascinating memorabilia. A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township. Painstakingly recreated over 15 years, buildings that have long gone have been preserved. The attention to

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