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Thargomindah

Thargomindah is situated along the Adventure Way, and lies on the banks of the Bulloo River approximately 200 kilometres west of Cunnamulla, and 1,100 kilometres west of Brisbane.

 

Hungerford

Hungerford is located 164 kilometres south of Thargomindah, near the Paroo River on the Queensland /New South Wales Border, and still has a Border Gate, which doubles as the Wild Dog/Dingo Barrier Fence.

 

Noccundra

Thargomindah is situated along the Adventure Way, and lies on the banks of the Bulloo River approximately 200 kilometres west of Cunnamulla, and 1,100 kilometres west of Brisbane.

 

Cameron Corner

Cameron Corner is where the States of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet. John Cameron, the NSW Lands Department Surveyor, led the first survey party along the NSW-QLD border between 1879 and 1881.

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Local Legends

The Great Horse Race

There used to be a really big race meet in Thargomindah and there was a racehorse getting around that was winning all the races around the region, so his odds weren't that good for the punter. Massey Hood and a few of the locals decided to enter the racehorse into the local race as a different horse, so they changed his appearance by painting a few white marks on him. He won the race and they all won a few dollars off the bookies on him. Someone got wind of the scam, so they had to hide him in the cellar of the Thargomindah Hotel for weeks until it all settled down.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story One

Charlie McDonald, a local Aboriginal man who was nicknamed Moogidy, was riding his horse and came to a gate, the horse shied away and refused to go through the gates. You see, horses are scared of camels so Moogidy thought there must be a camel somewhere. So he tied his horse down the fence a bit and walked back to the gate to have a good look around. He couldn't see any camels anywhere. As he was about to walk away, he looked down on the ground and suddenly found the reason why his horse was frightened. There on the ground was the butt of a camel cigarette.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story Two

Moogidy heard that the old shopkeeper Mr McWaters had died, so he decided to write a letter: Dear Mr. McWaters, I heard that you died and I hope that your sons are carrying on with the business OK. TRUE STORY!

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

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Cameron Corner

Visit Cameron Corner

John Cameron, the NSW Lands Department Surveyor, led the first survey party along the NSW-QLD border between 1879 and 1881.  On arriving at the corner in September 1880 Cameron erected a wooden boundary post with the inscription “LAT29” (latitude 29 degrees) and “Cameron”.  This original post is displayed at the National Parks and Wildlife Service Office in Tibooburra.  The new post was erected in 1969.

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Hungerford

Visit Hungerford

The Hungerford "Royal Mail Hotel" was constructed in 1873 of corrugated iron, which was transported over 200 kms from New South Wales on bush tracks. It is the original building, which is still in use to this day. 

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Kilcowera Station

Visit Kilcowera Station

Kilcowera Station is a large organically run Cattle Station, one hours drive (90 kms) south of Thargomindah on the well maintained, mainly gravel, Thargo - Hungerford road and is usually accessable by conventional vehicle as well as 4WD. However some of the station tracks require a high clearance vehicle.

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Noccundra

Visit Noccundra

Noccundra township is located 142 kilometres west of Thargomindah on the banks of the Wilson River and contained within the pastoral holding of Nockatunga Station, which is owned by the Packer family.  The first Hotel in Noccundra was built around 1860 and burned down, which was a common fate of early western Pubs. The present Hotel was built in 1882 of sandstone, quarried from Mt Pool in New South Wales, and transported by Camel Train. The Noccundra Hotel is all that survives of the town today, and was listed by the National Trust in 1977. It is an important link with the establishment of pastoral settlement in this area.

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Thargomindah

Visit Thargomindah

Thargomindah was the first town in Australia, and third in the world, to produce hydro-electric power for street lighting by using the water pressure from the Artesian Basin.

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The Dig Tree

Visit The Dig Tree

The Burke and wills ‘Dig Tree' is one of Australia's national icons and an enduring reminder of our pioneering spirit. Nappa Merrie Station is proud to officially manage the site on behalf of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Located on the Northern bank of Coopers Creek the ‘Dig Tree' is a Coolibah (Eucalyptus microtha). It is believed that the tree is 200-250 years old.

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Local Legends

The Great Horse Race

There used to be a really big race meet in Thargomindah and there was a racehorse getting around that was winning all the races around the region, so his odds weren't that good for the punter. Massey Hood and a few of the locals decided to enter the racehorse into the local race as a different horse, so they changed his appearance by painting a few white marks on him. He won the race and they all won a few dollars off the bookies on him. Someone got wind of the scam, so they had to hide him in the cellar of the Thargomindah Hotel for weeks until it all settled down.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story One

Charlie McDonald, a local Aboriginal man who was nicknamed Moogidy, was riding his horse and came to a gate, the horse shied away and refused to go through the gates. You see, horses are scared of camels so Moogidy thought there must be a camel somewhere. So he tied his horse down the fence a bit and walked back to the gate to have a good look around. He couldn't see any camels anywhere. As he was about to walk away, he looked down on the ground and suddenly found the reason why his horse was frightened. There on the ground was the butt of a camel cigarette.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story Two

Moogidy heard that the old shopkeeper Mr McWaters had died, so he decided to write a letter: Dear Mr. McWaters, I heard that you died and I hope that your sons are carrying on with the business OK. TRUE STORY!

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

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