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Encyclopedia > Charleville, Queensland

The town of Charleville is located in South Western Queensland, Australia, 758 kilometres by road west of the state capital, Brisbane. It is the largest town and administrative centre of the Murweh Shire, which covers an area of 43905 square kilometres. Shire population is approximately 5000 (Census 2001). Charleville is situated on the banks of the Warrego River, and is the terminus for the Warrego Highway. Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... Brisbane by night Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia. ... The Warrego River is situated in south west Queensland and north west New South Wales, Australia. ... See also List of Queensland highways List of Australian highways Categories: Australia-related stubs | Australian highways ...


The first European exploration of the area was conducted by Edmund Kennedy in 1847. A hotel was built in 1865, and a town began to grow to service the region. Cobb and Co, the legendary Australian stagecoach company, established a coach building business in the town in 1886, however, the railway arrived in 1888, beginning the long demise of coach transport in the area. Edmund Besley Court Kennedy (1818-1848) was an explorer in Australia in the mid nineteenth century. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Cobb and Co is the name of a transportation company in Australia. ... A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


Proximity to the Warrego River is sometimes problematic. In April, 1990, major floods hit western Queensland, with Charleville being badly effected. Floodwaters peaked at 8.54 metres, over 1000 homes were inundated, and almost 3000 persons evacuated. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Charleville has several tourist attractions, including a museum of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, a wildlife sanctuary (including a bilby reserve), and the Cosmos Centre. It was also enshrined in music by Slim Dusty in his country music song "Charleville." The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ... Species (extinct) Bilbies are marsupial omnivores; members of the bandicoot family. ... Slim Dusty, born David Gordon Kirkpatrick, (June 13, 1927 - September 19, 2003) was an Australian country music singer and songwriter. ...


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Charleville, Queensland - definition of Charleville, Queensland in Encyclopedia (247 words)
The town of Charleville is located in South Western Queensland, Australia, 758 kilometres by road west of the state capital, Brisbane.
Charleville is situated on the banks of the Warrego River, and is the terminus for the Warrego Highway.
Charleville has several tourist attractions, including a museum of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, a wildlife sanctuary (including a bilby reserve), and the Cosmos Centre (http://www.murweh.qld.gov.au/cosmos/cosmos.html).
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