Mt Morgan at last
Left Emerald a little late and arrived at the end of the day at Mt Morgan, the old mining town just west of Rockhampton. Booked into the local van park and discovered the manager used to work at Sumner Park just down from us at home, he loves it at Mt Morgan………………not the stress……….after a day here you can see what he means.
Went off on a town tour and had a run down on the old mine site and associated buildings and plant remnants, all of it is heritage listed but in need of a lo t of work. A real eye opener to late 19 and early 20 century mining, although processing continued up until 1990 thereabouts. A real mess to clean up though with the contanimated flooded mine pit. Checked out the heritage railway station and their plans for a short rail operation with a restored old mine steam train….requires money and it is the same old story..not enough is available. It would be good to see this project eventually succeed.
A few interesting old pubs remain in operation in the town to keep the old mining tales going.
Next stop on the trip is Bagara out on the coast from Bundaberg.