Pick this Place

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 16:11
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Bit early, I know, but might be busy tomorrow. This shouldn't present many problems, but interesting features.

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:31

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 17:31
Lost City near Lithgow, NSW
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 18:33

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 18:33
No Frank, sorry, not Lost City.

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Reply By: gke - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 20:47

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 20:47
Limmen N.P.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 21:09

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 21:09
Sorry Graham, not Limmen N.P.

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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 22:33

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 22:33
G'day Jim,
Has to be Carnarvon NP Mt Moffat section.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 06:32

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 06:32
Yes Stu, you are right, it is the Mt Moffatt N.P.

A great little park, with some terrible roads, typical of NP's these days, but some interesting places to visit.
Do you know what this formation is called, and what newsworthy event happened in the park many moons ago ?

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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 07:28

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 07:28
G'day Jim,
I certainly remember being on some Blacksoil tracks off the main access & thinking "I hope it does not rain"!
There was a story I heard but for the life of me I cannot remember. I could google it I guess but go ahead & tell us about the event.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 08:04

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 08:04
OK Stu here goes. By the way the formation is The Chimneys.

Also in the park is this memorial




The photo is of a memorial plaque for a murdered policeman. Interestingly, when staying at a Roma motel (Carnarvon), I got talking to a "gardner", who turned out to be a policeman who had actually mounted the plaque on the rock. By the way , there's a great place for breakfast in Roma, called Bakearoma ..... really good.

Anyway, the story is about the Kenniff brothers, alleged cattle thieves, who were eventually nabbed. One escaped and returned to kill the policeman and the station manager, with a backtracker escaping the carnage.
The Kenniffs were eventually apprehended and one hanged.
Here's a comprehensive account ........

https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_212723/s00855804_1963_1964_7_2_368.pdf?Expires=1603054104&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJKNBJ4MJBJNC6NLQ&Signature=MQf7opr~YyQ4J9eqh8a4KccVLvB-fCBDMZfi4UROhHxLHB8Vo3VxcYzo6jkJq9uKfSH~S00~tVUiUh4DIUwdnS1GgGcUFLVGsK0ZdyYbDct1cxyKhXMXfKsd9YD7adirHXakdesAGOaJFxE1aoSwB61Naz2mSvLFmJL3EfDVPj-~dC-T35mJf1pqVGypnTyiadaHLPzktEqP5hhZQT-SOql-k7VLL77Y~7z4zRgDpjf5q-LkcnqSFW0uagInww6xl1zZS1cCRui4lI5O~AMF-Aw-SiktTcAq-7-4v~WxyhQZ0maTUqWga0l2tmDh69YEty43PYtT0SiRPhaGyqnsNQ__

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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 08:48

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 08:48
Thanks Jim.
I remember the story now.
It's a great spot with less visitors than the main sections of the park.
Your link requires a login but found plenty of info after you mentioned the Kenniffs.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 09:32

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 09:32
Login ? That's funny, I just found it when I Googled. Just went straight to the page, no login or anything.
Pity, as it was the best account I had found.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 09:38

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 09:38
Wonder if this PDF will work ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:15

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:15
Very interesting read.

Thanks for that.
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Follow Up By: Slopokin - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 13:13

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 13:13
Hi Jim

I own the ex-police boat "George Doyle" named in his honor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 14:11

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 14:11
That's brilliant. I read about the police boat named after Doyle, and wondered if it was still in use, one way or another.
There's quite a story behind it.

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