SUNDAY 21 MAY LONGREACH
Today was S’s birthday, so John tried to phone her, but no one home.
We went back to the Hall of Fame and spent the rest of the morning there. It was just SO good!
Some of the twentieth century displays covered things like wheat harvesting with the big horse teams – dad would have loved to see this place because it dealt with the life he lived. His early jobs, in Tasmania, involved working with horses. For several years, he travelled annually, to the area around Balranald, in southern NSW, where his employer ran teams of horses pulling the wheat harvesters.
After lunch, we drove out to the west of town, to the Thomson River, just for a look at it. People out there were fishing for yellowbelly.
A sign by the road informed us that the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers join near Windorah, to form – a creek! Cooper Creek. They say it is the only place in the nation where two rivers make a creek.
We had noticed, when coming north from NSW, that the Kidman Way in that State, became the Matilda Way in Qld.
Refuelled Truck – 87cpl.
Later in the afternoon, we went walking along the footpaths, towards town.
Tea was broccoli soup and a Greek salad.