Friday, 18 November 2016

Goomeri, Queesland.

The Yarraman Hotel/Motel is typical of an outback pub of yesteryear.
The town is 181 km northwest of Brisbane and Yarraman the town is on a junction of the New England Highway and D'Aquilar Highway.
It's at this town we bought our lunch at a Bakery, parked on the side of the road we sat and ate it in the caravan.

A bit of history of Yarraman.

The creek at Yarraman was used in the 1870's as a place for local graziers and stockmen to meet and trade cattle.  The township was established in the late 1870's.
Yarraman means 'horse' in the Port Jackson Pidgin English spread by Aboriginal stockmen in eastern Australia.
A school opened in 1901.
As there were many large hoop pine forests in the area, a timber mill was established in 1910.
The town was connected to Brisbane and Ipswich by railway in 1913.  The railway line was closed in 1988.

Goomeri, Queensland is 235 kilometres from the state capital, Brisbane.  It's a small town and it's here we stayed a night on the edge of town opposite the shop below.
European settlement in the Goomeri area began in 1846 with the establishment of Booubyjan Homestead and Boonara Station.







36 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures of this motel and roadhopuse.
    It's real amarican. Great!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  2. I get to live vicariously through you. Thank you!

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  3. How did closing the railway in 88 affect things?

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    1. I have no idea Sandra as I am not from that town.
      Expect there wasn't enough passengers as people wouldn't have stopped using the train and freight would have been done via road...too expensive also I guess.

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  4. The horel-motel exists in very similar form in so many of our country towns. Quintessentially Orstrayan.

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    1. Definitely. So many towns have a beautiful Hotel/Motel they would have been glorious to see in their prime.

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  5. Margaret the motel looks interesingand compleelty different from european ones

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  6. This could be a town in the rural areas of the USA.

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    1. That's interesting to note. Have seen some building of photos of the USA, and they do look rather similar.

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  7. That photo of the pub is bringing back lots of memories. It looks very similar to many I saw growing up in the country.

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  8. There could be a running theme when you write about each town you visit.......and the railway line closed in.......

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  9. Is it your pictures or were these places really that good?

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    1. What you see are my photos and yes, those places are good.

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  10. A lot of small towns have closed their railways down it's a pity but I guess they are just to expensive to run.
    I would be happy sitting on the top floor with a cool drink.
    Merle...............

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    1. I would imagine the trains would be far too expensive to keep going seeing as no one would hardly use them.
      Heard it was rather hot up your way..

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  11. A genuine little outback township, there's not many around these days.

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    1. Many little towns have gone by the wayside but there are a lot about and they cater for the tourist too.

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  12. So pleased you included a bit of history of Yarraman.
    I enjoyed both reading and looking at your post.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan..always nice to know a little about the towns we go through or stay in.

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  13. All familiar territory to me...being a born and bred Queensland...and one who grew up in Gympie...and then lived back there again from 1998 to 2002. :)

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  14. Quite different buildings than we have. It's interesting to see them. If I would not know you are in Australia, I would think these are in USA.

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  15. A nice looking pub that one. I am really enjoying your trip north and a look around.

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    1. Always looks in good condition that pub each time we pass through that town.

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