Queensland Country Life
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Birdsville Races hit the track after two-year hiatus

Sally Gall
Updated July 4 2022 - 11:14pm, first published April 10 2022 - 6:00pm

Fred Brophy's banging his drum, campsites are springing up along the Diamantina River, and the outlandish suits are making an appearance - the Birdsville Races are on again after two years in recess.

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.