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Cloncurry Audio Tour

 Cloncurry's Special History

Listen and learn about some of the people and places that are the original heartbeat of our town, that and help make Cloncurry special today.
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1 - Shire Hall

Community dances,then as now, were a time for the community to get together, talk about hardships overcome and new frontiers; and of course to have a drink or two.

2 - Cemetery
(Dame Mary's Grave)

Dame Mary Jean Gilmore DBE 

(née Cameron; 16 August 1865 – 3 December 1962) was an Australian writer and journalist. She wrote both prose and poetry. 

Her likeness is on the Australian $10 note,

and she is buried in Cloncurry alongside her husband.

3 - Equestrian Centre 

Rodeo is a dangerous sport,

but one that has many devotees in Cloncurry. 

The Equestrian Centre is a purpose-built facility for the town's campdrafting and rodeo events.

4 - Equestrian Centre 

Rodeo is a dangerous sport,

but one that has many devotees in Cloncurry. 

The Equestrian Centre is a purpose-built facility for the town's campdrafting and rodeo events.

5 - Chinese Cemetery

The Chinese community in Cloncurry was integral in the mining industry.

6 - Cloncurry Show

Cloncurry Show Day has always had a special place for locals and visitors alike on the social calendar.

7 - Sport in Cloncurry

 There is no shortage of sport played in and around Cloncurry.

8 - Afghan camels 

Afghan cameleers were integral in the growth of the Outback.

9 - Burke and Wills

Their ill-fated expedition is among Australia's earliest attempts at inland exploration. Hear about their journey passing through the Shire on their way up and back down again.

10 - Mark Kathleen Park (Mining)

Hear about the old days of mining while walking around

the machinery that made it possible.

11 - Bio Theatre

Movies were another event that helped build community spirit

and break down isolation in the Shire.

12 - Cloncurry Lookout (Cloncurry River)

The Cloncurry River has always been an integral part of the community. Take in the view from the lookout and see the vast grandeur

and beauty  of the Cloncurry shire.

13 - Cloncurry Lookout (Traditional Owners)

The original inhabitants of this area were the Mitakoodi, Kalkadoon, Yulluna and Pitta Pitta people. Hear a welcome from the Mitakoodi people.

14 - Childhood in Cloncurry

Listen to some stories about some unusual modes of transport for children and adults from years ago.

15- Childhood in Cloncurry (2)

Hear a story about young love, a surprise toilet visit, and

what happens when you eat fruit that isn't yours!

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- Childhood in Cloncurry (3)

Listen to some stories about growing up in "the 'Curry".