Emerald-special post

And some new equipment?

A new building at the old school?

Last couple of days we have experienced poor wireless internet preventing posts to the Blog. So we are now catching up with a special post on our stop over in Emerald. As mentioned previously our son Mitchell went to Emerald as a teacher after he completed Uni. On the way into Emerald 

A new Woolies shopping centre with lots of shops.

we were wondering whether he might be remebered by anyone. To our great suprise and pleasure on approaching Emerald a big monument had been erected commemorating Mitchell passing by the area. We screamed to a stop to check it out…too good to be true…….it was

Inside the Woolies centre

actually commemorating Sir Thomas Mitchell an early explorer! He passed by in 1848 or thereabouts, forgotten the date now. I think we will need to check the graffiti in the pubs.

Anyway attached are some pictures of the old school he taught at, the residence in Bonython St and some of local developments. I thnk Emerald has grown substantially since Mitch was there.

Emerald North State School gate

Mitchell’s old residence at Emerald in Bonython St.

New houses at the end of the street

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on September 12, 2012, in Outback Queensland 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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