Waltzing Matilda Centre Mk Ii

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 18:35
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This is a bit of old news for Wintonites, and maybe some Grey Nomads, but the new Centre is expected to be completed in September, 2017. If it is completed about then, it should coincide with the 2017 Outback Festival. Below are some architects drawings.







For anyone still travelling through the the area, the museum is still open every day.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 18:57

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 18:57
Hi Bob

Thanks for the update, and it sounds great.

I hear the country up your way is looking real good, compared to last year when we saw you.

We are on the track at the moment, but when we stayed at Mount Cavanagh Station, just over the border in the NT, Wayne had just got back from taking a road train of cattle from their station to Winton and he said the country was loking great.


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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:32

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:32
Yes, country is looking amazing(for July/August) after some good rain, Stephen. Falls from around 50-100mm up to some big falls south of town, around 290mm.

Western River just started to come into town, before falling away, and a lot of travellers caught in town when Landsborough H'way was cut.

Few 'vanners caught at Old Cork were evacuated up to a council camp close by, when flood waters blocked their escape, and their larders were looking a little bare.

Otherwise, all good.

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:28

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:28
Bob, good to hear.
I hope the way it was originally presented remains and doesn't replicate the Stockmans hall of fame, it had a very good simple, involving way of telling a great story.

May your stock horse run straight and true and if he doesn't, may your landing be soft.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:48

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:48
Know what you mean about the HoF, Slow. Had a look in there a few months back, and it hadn't changed much since was last there about '89. They do have an excellent RFDS exhibit there now, with Queenair hanging off the ceiling.

Had a couple of trips lined up as recent rain was abating, but highway was only open to trucks, and I needed to get to Longreach. Took one bloke's truck over, so he could leave Longreach legal, and "Animal" got a ride on a float, through the floodwaters.



Ha ha, I've got enough aches, pains & problems these days without adding to them by stepping on a horse. Even thinking about tacking on a shoe gives the back a seizure.

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Reply By: Member - Allan L2 - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:43

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:43
Many thanks Bob,
That is great news. Winton is a town we will always remember. We spent a couple of very memorable nights there back in 2014 & plan to return some day.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:50

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:50
Would expect it'll be much improved on the old one too, Allan. Will keep everyone in the loop, as things progress.

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 21:24

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 21:24
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Thanks Bob,

The rumours round here were that it was to feature the BIG BILLYCAN enclosing the toilets, but don't see it. That's a relief. LOL
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:56

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:56
Now that would be a scary thought Allan! Would never be able to boil the billy, and enjoy a mug, without thinking of those dunnys.

Looking at the drawings, think it may follow the style of the buildings at Australian Age of Dinosaurs. In fact, recall it may be the same architect.

You'll have to make the trek next year for a look?

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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 22:13

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 22:13
Thanks Bob, and many thanks for your information the other day we had a very full couple of days at Winton. We will definitely be back and may even make it there for the opening of the centre.
The truck museum is a real hidden secret, I'll give you a call later this week.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01
That's good, Graham. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Yes, the Truck Museum is really good, but quite often some don't stop, or spend little time there. Probably got no diesel running through their veins, eh! I take the dogs for a walk up past there most mornings, just to check on how the old warriors are going. :-)

Catch up with you next time,

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