Monday, 16 December 2019

To Mundubbera, Queensland.

Mundubbera is claimed as the Citrus Capital of Australia.
European settlement was in 1840, the town is small with a Main Street with the supermarket, clothes and newsagency along with the post office and a few other shops.
We have visited Mundubbera a few times staying in the caravan park the last 2 times, the time before in a motel.

The photos were taken near the visitors centre at the Bicentennial Park on the banks next to the Burnett River the photos are of what we saw.

There once was a butter factory in Mundubbera, that closed in 1980 apparently. It was a seam driven factory to begin with and opened in 1916.

In 2010 - 2011 there was serious flood when the Burnett River broke it's banks.  Hard to believe with the water level currently low.

The steam train, can't find much information about it but expect it was once used to take mandarins and such to the east coast of Queensland.



















The above is what's left of the railway bridge.
Below the Burnett River.


The Tasmanian Devil.

33 comments:

  1. So many interesting corners of the country to visit.

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  2. Wszystkie zdjęcia są fajne ale ostanie robi wrażenie.

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  3. Nice photos and sculptures! I see the Tasmanian Devil is already dressed for the holiday season.

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    1. Thanks.
      Yes, the Tasmanian Devil is ready for Christmas :)

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  4. The tassy devil is a cutie.
    Mundubbera looks to be really well maintained.

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    1. It is a cutie little one.
      Each time we visit Mundubbera it's always clean and tidy - pride in the town.

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  5. Hay grandes espacios para pasear. Me gusta esa máquina antigua de tren.

    Besos

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    1. We had a nice walk along the river bank, wasn't too far for us on a warm winter's day.

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  6. Todo precioso Margaret. Un abrazo y feliz navidad.

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  7. I suppose the river is flowing a little bit, but it doesn't look like it. The sculptures look good, as does the train and remainder of the bridge. Rather a hot place for a Tasmanian Devil.

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    1. The Tasmanian Devil is from here Andrew.
      Hopefully the river is flowing a bit more because I believe they have had a little rain a while back but then evaporation so it's probably similar to the photo now.

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  8. The Burnett River sure is low - so sad but it (when it rains) can become a raging
    torrent of water.
    The "Tassy Devil" (whatever) is a bit out of place.
    Colin

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    1. Tassie Devil is from here and wasn't up there in Mundubbera Colin.
      Let's hope the river is flowing a bit more now but probably not.
      I heard many trucks of water is being taken everyday to Stanthorpe..

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  9. Great photos and nice sculptures. The Tasmanian Devil looks cute.

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    1. Thanks Nancy.
      It is a cute that Devil which was not in Mundubbera but photo taken here in Tasmania.

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  10. Love the devil. Love the engine. I'd love to see some rain there. ♥

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    1. Hopefully in the wet season there will be rain for Mundubbera and surrounding areas.
      Cute Tasmanian Devil, photo taken here in Tasmania, not in Mundubbera :)

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  11. They'll be in the grip of drought, too, unfortunately. So dry everywhere...I saw on the news tonight bushfires are out from Bundaberg. The drama is endless...all over.

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    1. So very true Lee, so much bush about and undergrowth that's not burnt until a big fire comes. Unfortunately houses are often in the bush too.

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  12. Me sorprende que este bonito lugar, por la falta de edificios e industrias, y por la tranquilidad que nos muestran tus excelentes imágenes, de que sea la más importante ciudad de producción de cítricos, por lo que imagino que se recolectarán en esa zona, y se trasladarán a otras ciudades para su venta.
    Tu reportaje muy bonito....Como siempre.
    Felices fiesta y próspero año nuevo para ti, y todos tu seres queridos.
    Saludos.

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  13. beautiful town it is Margaret ,i found sculptures very interesting
    water levels in the rivers are dropping here either constantly

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  14. I like the sculptures, and thought The Tasmanian Devil looked quite cute …

    All the best Jan

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