Mount Isa

Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:15
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I have left the sea for a land based job. We have moved to Mount Isa.
Are the any other members in the area?
It would be nice to know of some places to visit on my days off.

Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:38

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:38
I used to live there, apart from the venues in town , Fountain Springs, Duchess,Lake Moondarra, Lake Julius,and a great swimming and picnic area where the Lake Julius road crosses the Leichhardt River (East Branch) at S20 33.237 E139 45.087. Then there's Mary Kathleen , go pick up Maltese cross stones between Isa and Cloncurry, approx location. S20 54.906 E139 52.787, if you type in some of those names in PLACES you will get some info and locations .

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:46

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:46
20°49'37.43"S 139°54'43.61"E will be exact location of the crosses, in Google Earth, and if you keep fo;;owing that track you will find an old mine train tunnel 4X4 Only plus some old mine sites and graves,

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Follow Up By: Member - Rob (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:55

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:55
Hi Doug.

Thanks for the info.
I have tomorrow off, I will go check out the Lake Julius road where crosses the Leichhardt River (East Branch)

Rob
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Reply By: Member - ryan W (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:34

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:34
hey, go down to tjm and on the counter there is a book called Cloncurry trails (i think) anyhow youll see it there its got everything you will need to know about the area its about $20 has colour pics the lot
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:40

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:40
Cheers Ryan

I will check it out.

Rob
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Reply By: Member - Kenneth Trevor B (QLD - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:47

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:47
road to e/ leichart ok on the roadwed watch for madza bt 50 all ways on channel 40 kt
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob (QLD) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:58

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:58
will do
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Reply By: Rock Ape - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 07:16

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 07:16
Rob, a must is to read "Mines in The Spinifex" by Geoff Blainey.

There is some good country around the Isa to explore.
Just some places you can o with a little local knowledge are, The old mines of Kuridala/Mt Elliot (old Selwyn)/Lady Ella/Starra and Cobalt and Victoria mines in the Selwyn ranges.

The graves of a lady and kids who perished on the Chatsworth rd because there wagon became bogged in the black soil and they starved to death.

Have a good one and use the road less travelled

The Ape
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Reply By: Member - Rob (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:24

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:24
Thanks for all the input.
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Reply By: greenant - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:18

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:18
http://www.mountisa.biz/history/crosses.php

check this out for maltese crosses at mount isa

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Reply By: greenant - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:23

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:23
Rob e-mail me at kerrygriffin@dodo.com.au I have a son at the Isa who will be able to point you in the right direction

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