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Blackall - Only a hop away on the Matilda Highway
Blackall is known as the heart of the Merino Country. Check out Blackall's History by following the link below.
Are you planning a trip to Blackall? Would you like more information? Click on the enquiry form link below and fill in the details. The Blackall Visitor Information Staff will send you an information pack with what there is to see and do, accommodation, cafe's and restaurant and much more..
Rest, relax and revive at the Blackall Aquatic Centre - home to the heated artesian spa and 50 swimming pool.
Blackall is located on the Landsborough Highway and is named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. The area was discovered in 1846 by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell.
Famous for many reasons, blade shearer Jackie Howe put Blackall on the map in 1882, when he set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 mintues. This feat has never been broken.
Blackall was the first town to start drilling an artesian bore back in1885. It is also the home of the Black Stump, which was used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of here is said to be "beyond the black stump ".
Blackall's other attractions; Historical Woolscour, Idalia National Park, Art Sulptures, Pioneer Bore and Barcoo River, plus much more.........
Below is the link to Blackall's Town Map. Download your copy today. Dont forget to check out the businesses below who are active advertising members for the Blackall Town Map.