Monday, 25 June 2012
The last part of the title of my blog is "and a little bit of Queensland". So, I thought I'd take you further afield than Brisbane this time; in fact about 1400kms north-west to Winton and into Central Queensland. With a population of approx 1000, this small, unsuspecting town can claim to be the birthplace of QANTAS, our National Airline. As you can see, rush-hour is the time to avoid the centre of town!
The town was named by the postmaster, Robert Allen in 1876 after his place of birth, Winton in Dorset, England. Before that, it was called Pelican Waterhole. Apparently he got tired of constantly writing Pelican Waterhole on letters, so he renamed the town.