Emerald

Still catching up on these posts, here we are at Lake Maraboon just out of Emerald at Fairbairn dam. This is the 4th largest body of water in Australia, at the spillway level  the water line of the dam is 170km, currently a bit of water is spilling over. A big place and a great van park area here just back from the water. Lots  of people around as there was a big ski and power boat racing carnival going  on over the weekend.

It was a chilly night one of the few on this trip and Allthego got rugged up for the occasion.

A bit of time lazing around here and then a trip back into Emerald to see the sights. Much of Emerald’s old historical buildings are gone due to a series of fires in the first half or so of last century. Only thing remaining of substance is the heritage listed railway station. There are a couple of interesting Centenary of Federation projects which are different to many of the others around the towns.A wa lkway with mosaics leading up to the big painting and some Federation columns out in the native  botantic gardens.

Looking over Lake Maraboon, 15k south of Emerald where we stayed a couple of nights.

The largest painting in the Southern hemisphere…only could be at Emerald. A take on Van Gogh Sunflowers.

This is a centenary of Federation project. Each column is a decade in Emerald’s history. The circular pit is a ‘yarn pit’. A bit Stonehenge like eh!

Our next stop is Mt Morgan the old gold mining town near Rockhampton

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 13, 2012, in Outback Queensland 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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