Author Ian Waples seeking Barcaldine Downs memories for history book

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated April 26 2022 - 12:01am, first published April 22 2022 - 11:00pm
The Barcaldine Downs homestead was built in two stages. The section to the right was built in the 1870s and the higher section to the left, in the 1890s. The more recent additions feature upper verandahs and a pyramid roof structure to the upper story. Picture: State Library of Queensland

Barcaldine Downs has featured in the annals of pastoral development in Queensland ever since it was founded in 1863, but until now, no-one has focused exclusively on documenting its rich history.

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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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