Stockmen from around the North West gathered in Julia Creek on the weekend, to challenge their horsemanship skills.
Angus and Charolais bulls were in demand at the Ascot on-property bull sale at North Toolburra, Warwick.
First of all they were worried creeks might cut people off and stop their event from going ahead, and in the end 50 people were marooned at the gun club for Sunday night, but no-one was complaining at the Tambo Clay Target Club’s annual two-day shoot.
Record winter rain has transformed Queensland’s Channel Country into a riot of colour, filled with the heady aroma of honey and the sound of chirping birds and insects. Sally Cripps travelled west for a glimpse on the weekend.
A large downpour on Friday night led to the Nindigully Campdraft Committee canceling their weekend program. However, 100 of the hardest horsemen who were already on the grounds were still willing to ride so a Novice Sweepstakes Draft was quickly organised with Jason Birney from St George winning on Coolum Index.