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Outback yarns

Our blog with insights into the people, places, stories and traditions that make outback Queensland unique.

Postal letters of World War Two in the box
This ANZAC Day
Hearing about the war in Ukraine, it brings home more than ever this ANZAC Day the awfulness of war and what it was like for our boys fighting and for
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Our local outback pioneering heroes
In Longreach and the surrounding region, the pioneers lived a life shaped by hardship, resilience and ingenuity. When you come to Longreach for a holiday you will hear about some
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Yarded Merino sheep
How Australia was built on the sheep’s back
At one time, Longreach was known as the ‘Wool Capital of the World’ and ‘Centre of the Golden Fleece’. It’s still the ideal place to explore wool production and its
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‘Back on the old bush track’ by Trevor Till
The Kinnons and the Outback Pioneers crew were touched to receive this poem from Trevor Till, which captures his impressions of his time with us in Longreach. Trevor was moved
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Barbed wire rose wall art on timber clad wall
Unique accommodation that brings a pioneer vision to life
Longreach’s newest accommodation The Staging Post – is inspired by the town’s old way of life. It recalls a time when the stagecoach brought pioneers and stockmen, shearers and hawkers,
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Richard Kinnon standing with his Cremello horse at dawn
Richard Kinnon’s ANZAC Day message 2020
Remembering what matters. What we’re living through at the moment is a little bit like wartime in some ways. Many of us are apart from loved ones or separated from
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