We’re now in Longreach (population 3000). Longreach is a major regional centre and boasts several places of interest to the traveller.
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a celebration of the life and times of the white settlers in outback areas of Australia.
The town also hosts the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, a transport museum that celebrates Australia’s national airlines which was formed in November 1920 in Winton, and moved to Longreach in 1921.
The following photographs are from the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
It’s hard to imagine a wagon like this being hauled around outback tracks. It was the only opportunity that many people had to buy everyday and small luxury items.
A homemade cattle crush used to hold cattle while branding them.
Ah. A cattle crush. We call them a squeeze chute.
Just correcting the following comment: “The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a celebration of the life and times of the white settlers in outback areas of Australia”. The Hall of Fame is not only just about white settlers, but also indigenous Australians who played a key role in developing the Australian rural industry in Outback Australia. The Hall of Fame is currently undertaking a research Project to capture as many indigenous stories as possible surrounding the Stock men and women who were involved. More information can be found on our web site: http://www.stockmanshalloffame.com.au or email us as firstname.lastname@example.org
We visited quite a few years’ ago and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. One day wasn’t enough for us back then to take in everything. The home made inventions, to make life a bit easier, are really awe-inspiring. The Hall of Fame is a place that I feel really reflects life in the outback.