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Tree of Knowledge

Heading away from the tropics, our next stop was at Barcaldine.

Barcaldine’s claim to fame is that it played a part in the beginnings of the Australian Labor Party.

Tree of Knowledge

This tree, The Tree of Knowledge, is reputed to be the tree where a group of protesting shearers founded the Party. It was Heritage-listed in 2005.

Sadly, the tree was poisoned last year (2006) and is now dead.

Tree of Knowledge monument

The plaque adjacent to the Tree.

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