Noccundra Hotel

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Reply By: Mikee5 - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 09:51

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 09:51
I remember buying petrol there for my shorty Landcruiser in 1978 from a pump-up 5 gallon glass bowl bowser. It was easier for them than firing up the gennie and using an electric pump. All the pub sold was Fourex Beer! Then we camped down by the river. Travelling from Adelaide to Fraser Island. Memories
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Reply By: rumpig - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 14:26

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 14:26
I first visited the Noccundra Hotel about 27 years ago on an Endevour Car Rally, always remembered visiting a beaut old stone pub in the outback but could never recall where it was in the years that followed. In 2010 we did a trip out to cross The Simpson Desert, coming from Thargomindah direction as soon as I rounded the corner and spotted the pub I said to the misses, this is the stone pub I can never recall where it was that I had visited all those years ago. We have visited the pub again a handful of times since 2010.....i was disappointed to find a cranky publican running the place about 5 years ago, but last visit there about a year and a half back had new people yet again running the pub. Can't recall the name of the guy that ran it atleast 10 years back, but he was a nice bloke i thought after chatting with him on several of our visits there, he was a bit of a character that was up for a laugh and had a running joke with the publicans at Cameron Corner, he'd get visitors passing through to deliver a message to them for him....the Noccundra publican would get people to tell Fenn and Cheryl to "GET F*%#ED" ,and in return Fenn and Cheryl would have visitors headed for Noccundra relay the same message back to the Noccundra publican..... anyone remember that happening?. I was talking to Fenn @ Cameron Corner about a year and a half ago and asked him what had become of that publican, sadly Fenn informed me the guy had taken his own life after moving on from running that hotel. With Fenns passing last year it's now 2 pubs in the same area that lost publicans I'd had a few laughs and drinks with over the years...well that's my memories of the Noccundra Hotel.
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Follow Up By: Glenn C5 - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 15:01

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 15:01
Nice story Rumpig. Did they sell petrol ??
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 15:54
I think from memory they did 27 years ago, think cars on the rally were getting fuel there. I never needed it on other trips to check since as I fueled at either Thargomindah or Cameron Corner....the fuel from memory wasn’t at the pub but around at one of the other buildings I think, though memory is very rough on that.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 07:57

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 07:57
Fenn & Cheryl also had the same running joke with the publican at Tibooburra.

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 06:07

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 06:07
Yeah that’s right, they did too Macca.....thanks for jogging my memory on that
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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 16:51

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 16:51
Yes I remember it well I was working for Santos in the area building oil and gas leases about 37 years ago,there was two brothers running it then and after Santos struck the biggest oil producing well at the time Jackson South 2 ,the enterprising boys got a swag of dark glass bottles about 150mm I think ,got some labels printed and was selling them over the bar for genuine crude oil at $5 a bottle ,to all the tourists ,they got the oil for free ,so made a pretty good packet on the side went through there in 2014 and they had diesel and petrol then ,new owners then too
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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 17:38

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 17:38
Yeah Bigred,The Maxwell Brothers. I worked out that way in early 80,s on seismic crew,Norpac International,great times,...( The crew nicknamed me Dropbear after falling out of top bunk of my donger a couple of times??). Cheers.??
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 19:26

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 19:26
In the '90,s we were opal mining behind Eromanga.
At the time I think various members of the one family ran the pubs at Noccundra, Eulo, Thargominda and Adavale.
One thing is for sure though, they all knew how to make a quid !!
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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 19:08

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 at 19:08
Yes that's right the Maxwell boys ,still remember the motorbike tyre marks on the bar floor
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 12:37

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 12:37
Petrol Spy does not have an entry for them. I guess there is no fuel there now.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 15:15

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 15:15
Not necessarily so. Petrol Spy doesn't have an entry for Cameron Corner either. I'm sure they sell fuel there.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 17:00

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 17:00
Petrol Spy website states....."The database, covering all grades of petrol, diesel and LPG from all the major retailers and independent operators,"
I'm not sure that they would class Noccundra Hotel as "major". lol
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 22:41

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 22:41
Yeah, I wouldn’t go on petrol spy for where fuel is available, isn’t it more for “watching” pricing?
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 08:59

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 08:59
Gramps, did you check? They have not had an update for over 28 days. Would the next traveller through there please an entry?


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Follow Up By: Gramps - Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 09:25

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 09:25
Yes I did check and "No matches found". Very strange.

Removed and re-installed Petrol Spy but same result. Only two partial matches Cameron Park and Camerons Creek. Definitely no Cameron Corner on mine.

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 14:54

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 14:54
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Have been through there a number of times and usually called in.
One time the publican wanted my wife to become the pub's cook!
Roz was not attracted to the job. Fortunately. lol
Never looked for fuel there. With 270 litres onboard capacity, didn't need to.
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Reply By: Ozjourney - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 15:45

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 at 15:45
We got Diesel last August

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