Day 14 - Blackall

Day 14 saw us leave Winton for Blackall. After lunch in Pioneer Park we sought out the Black Stump and walked part of the Blackall bird nature walk in the afternoon. The Black Stump was a major survey point for western Queensland in the 1800s. Anything west of that point was ‘beyond the black stump’.

Statue of Lieutenant Edgar Towner VC. Reenlisted for WWII and was promoted to Major.

Edgar's sister, Greta Towner, WWI nurse

The Black Stump (replica!)

Blackall bird nature walk

Note the spooky cactus viney thing at the base of this tree!