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Old Rainworth Fort

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Old Rainworth Fort is located 10 kilometres of Spring in central Queensland. Before visiting the place in June 2013, I was a little skeptical about the claims of being a ‘fort’. But even a short assessment proved otherwise. This building was clearly built as a fortified structure. Openings on only one side and slits in the walls at two levels.

Significantly this building was erected after the major confict at the nearby Cullinringo station when 19 Europeans were killed in October 1861.

Main internal space with stairs to loft.

Loft space. Note the slits around the top of wall.

The only openings were on the eastern with timbers doors and presumably originally timber shutters.

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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens has long been regarded as one of the finest regional botanic gardens in Australia. It was established in 1873 and the first Curator was James Edgar. Edgar planted an extenisve expermental gardens in the traidtion of economic botany to investigate suitable plants for the tropical environment. He also planted avenue of Bunya trees and Royal Cuban palms which are still prominent in the gardens.

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