Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Quamby 25 – 26 July 2014

After getting some work done on the Longreach, we left Mt Isa and headed for Quamby. Quamby is only a locality (2 people) but the local farmers organise their own rodeo each year. We had intended to stay near the pub but found that there had been a 100% fall in population, when the 2 people who looked after the pub abandoned it for the bright lights of Cloncurry, so we drove on to the rodeo site to camp. Although it is only a small community, they put on a great show with bronco, bull and steer riding, calf roping, buck jumping and breakaway roping. It was a lot of fun and we felt it was an authentic experience organised by the locals. Although there were a few women and Aboriginal competitors, it was a very ‘blokey’ affair – the men are tough and rough out here and even when they fell off their horse or got kicked by a cow, they shook it off and hobbled off. It must be tough for the women out here – it is hot, dry and dusty.


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