Blackall's 150th anniversary commemorated with new Black Stump unveiling

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated August 27 2018 - 2:25pm, first published August 26 2018 - 2:15am
Strong foundations: Blackall historian, Fred Rich, sixth generation resident, Ryan Allan, and new resident, Sam Hart, unveil the new Black Stump marker as part of Blackall's 150th anniversary celebrations. Pictures: Sally Cripps.

Being beyond the Black Stump is normally an indicator of remoteness but the Black Stump at Blackall stands in the middle of a culture that has given Australia its rich heritage and it will continue to make its mark well into the future.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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