Arts and heritage
Immerse yourself in our rich cultural stories and art.
The Big Yellowbelly
It's hard to miss the Outback's biggest Yellowbelly glistening in the sunlight as you arrive in Isisford. It's the creation of a pretty talented bunch of locals!
Clancy's Overflow Hotel
The two storey hotel in Isisford's main street is called Clancy's Overflow Hotel in honour of Banjo's famous poem. This majestic old pub was originally called Power's Club Hotel.
Jackie Howe Statue
Known as the greatest shearer who ever lived, Jackie Howe set the record for hand shearing 321 sheep in just seven hours and forty minutes. Not bad for a local lad!
Discover history in action at the Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. Make time to explore this living museum.
Under the watchful eye of the big ram, Ram Park is a collection of heritage buildings filled with displays and stories that bring Blackall’s colourful history to life.
Tambo Fire Engine
For a piece of transport history, visit Flo, the Tambo Rural Fire Brigade’s fire truck. The 1928 model did service in Brisbane and Charleville before being brought to Tambo.
'On the Outer Barcoo where the churches are few, And men of religion are scanty, On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost, One Michael Magee had a shanty.' B. Paterson.
If you are interested in stories of how places came to be by default, then pay a visit to the Whitman's Museum. Find out how a broken axel was the catalyst for a town development.
End of the Line Museum
Haven't we all wanted to say that we travelled to the 'end of the line?' Well now you can. When in Yaraka, make sure you pop in to the End of the Line Museum.
Across a vast clay pan, not far from the centre of Yaraka, you can find the grave of Richard Magoffin who perished from thirst only a few hundred metres from the river.
If you like your art alfresco, then you'll love Blackall Sculpture Trail. All up, there are nine unique sculptures along the trail. Each piece bares some significance to the town.
The Black Stump
Earning its name from the early surveying of western regions, this petrified wood memorial stump played an important role helping form more accurate maps of Queensland.
Living Arts Centre
If you are more of a 'doing' art type of person and you are looking for inspiration, then look no further. The Living Arts Centre offers a virtual feast of creative workshops.
The Lost Art Centre
Discover 'The Lost Art' of traditional leather craft skills. Visit the workshop to develop skills in hand plaited kangaroo leather items and learn its link to early pastoral days.
Whitula Gate Museum
Step inside an original slab hut, built as a boundary rider's hut back in 1906. The hut is part of the Whitula Gate Museum. Definitely worth a look.
You certainly can't miss these shimmering masterpieces, standing out in start contrast against the red dirt arid landscape of Windorah.
If you want to learn more about Isisford and it's surrounds, this is the spot to do it. Housing displays of fossils, fauna, reptiles and birds that have lived in this region.
Discover stories of the oldest town in the west at Tambo's Heritage Precinct. See and hear a morse code telegraph being sent at the old Telegraph Office.
Grassland Art Gallery
Inside of a what appears to be a historical shop front you will find the cultural hub of Tambo. View the artworks created by regional artists as well as touring exhibitions.