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.

Golden Nugget Pub at Mt Morgan

View from our ‘porch’ at the Mt Morgan Van Park

The old Mt Morgan mine pit is 600ft deep and full of contaminated water that is being treated…..it will be a long task….but looks great!

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 14, 2012, in Outback Queensland 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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