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Muttie the Muttasouras-main street Hughenden

Graasy plains between Winton and Hughenden-Stamford, population 5 in background.

Had an obligatory shop at Searles in Winton (shop has been there forever and is meant to be menswear, but sells almost anything you might want) first thing. Ian and I both bought a hat as well as fly net nets to put over our heads!) We then drove from Winton to Hughenden, approximately 214ks. The land is mostly flat grasslands with not much in between. We had one caravan and 2 trucks pass us going the opposite direction and only one car overtake us on the whole journey. We stopped at Stamford (population 5!) for our lunch (you can see Stamford roadhouse in the distance in the photo, it is the group of trees).

Hughenden is the home of Muttie the Muttaburrasaurus. After organising a permit for staying at the RV site ($6 a night), we took Ruby and Chilli for a walk along the Flinders River back into town. The Flinders River is meant to be the longest river in Queensland, but is currently bone dry (well in Hugheneden at least). The RV camp is right beside the Hughenden showgrounds, and, as there had been a campdraft at the showgrounds on the weekend was still a hive of activity with a few horses and trailers and plenty of horse manure still around! A Coolibah tree beside the park is meant to have surveyor mark on it from Landsborough and Walker who was searching for Burke and Wills.

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