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Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

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  • Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

    In south-western Queensland at the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert is Birdsville. It usually has a population of about 140 people, but this number increases by anything up to around 9000 people during the first weekend in September when the Birdsville Races are held.

    More here: http://www.thediamantina.com.au/birdsville and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdsville

    I (intentionally) visited Birdsville the week after the races. In my way into Birdsville I met a constant stream of 4x4 vehicles, most towing off-road caravans, which were coming from the direction of Birdsville.




    The iconic Birdsville Hotel. Anything that happens in Birdsville (except for the Races) happens here.





    Across the road from the Birdsville Hotel is the airport.





    Inside the pub at the Birdsville Hotel.





    Another view of the Birdsville Hotel





    Lunch! I had already eaten most of the fish. You should have seen it before I started.





    There were still people in the pub. - Left over from the Races.





    Snuck in a quick shot when most of the 4x4 vehicles had been replaced by motorcycles.





    Strategically located aircraft parking right across the road from the pub.





    There is a famous bakery there, but I didn't visit it.





    Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.





    Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.





    Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.





    The Cenotaph - Most Australian towns have one, but we'll make an exception for Betoota.
    Larry

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    Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

    Nice photos Larry. Love the pub and food shots, ...
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    • #3
      Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

      Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
      Nice photos Larry. Love the pub and food shots, ...
      Thanks Mark.
      Larry

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        Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

        Yes it looks like a great pub, loads of character, nicely shot.
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          Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

          A very good documentary, lovely photos too.

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            Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

            Nicely done. That fish and chips looks good.
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              Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

              Originally posted by OM USer View Post
              Nicely done. That fish and chips looks good.
              Believe me, it was! Or maybe I was just very hungry. The wine wasn't too bad either. Amazing what you can find in the Outback.
              Larry

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                Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

                A nice & informative series Larry.

                Ross
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                  Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

                  Originally posted by griffljg View Post


                  Lunch! I had already eaten most of the fish. You should have seen it before I started.
                  Was it a whole barramundi then?

                  Jim

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                    Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

                    No tartare sauce? And what’s the funny green stuff??

                    Nice pics though, what gets raced BTW?

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                      Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

                      Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                      Was it a whole barramundi then?

                      Jim
                      I think that it might have been 3 or 4 smaller ones. That plate was FULL!
                      Larry

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                        Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000

                        Gotta have a little rabbit food 'cause it's supposed to 'healthy'.

                        I must confess I tend to only add cucumber & tomatoes with fish & chips with my wife & daughter getting better salad ingredients together.

                        Ross
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