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Betoota - Population: 0

For the past couple of weeks I have been wandering around central and south-western Queensland in my trusty Subaru Forester with swag, bloody big esky (cooler box), photogrphic equipment and laptop computer in the back.

This is the route that I have followed: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/68+R...5213!3e0?hl=en

I am now back home in Brisbane where I have a decent internet connection at last. On the second-last day of my tour, I paid a quick visit to the ghost town of Betoota in south-western Queensland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betoota,_Queensland


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Betoota - Population: 0.





The Betoota Hotel - The only building left in town





The Betoota Hotel - The only building left in town





Across the road from the Betoota Hotel is this...









The road home....
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Cool photos, Larry, looks hot ………...
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Cool photos, Larry, looks hot ………...
Thanks Mark. Surprisingly, it wasn't all that hot. There was a (relatively) cool breeze blowing and the temperature was only in the lower 20s Celsius when I was there. It was dry though. My lips were chapped. My skin was dry and flaky. It was a pleasure to get home to Brisbane this afternoon.

But do we need rain My grass is brown and dead.
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Re: Betoota - Population: 0

Interesting open view. At least there won’t be bush fires there. There’s nothing to burn.

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I hear you have had some bad fires in Queensland. Hope your home is safe...……...
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I hear you have had some bad fires in Queensland. Hope your home is safe...……...
Thanks. My home is safe for now, but friends of mine live in Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast. They were all evacuated, but have now been allowed back into their homes. Some homes were destroyed. Fortunately there has been no loss of (human) life so far.
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Re: Betoota - Population: 0

The town taxi looks a bit rough!

I hear that you've got a severe drought there, with rivers drying up.

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What was the orign's of Betoota? Was it mining or...…?

Must look it up on Google Earth.

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Re: Betoota - Population: 0

Looks a bit too crowded for me.
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I see there is a racetrack there, with some modernish buildings...
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Re: Betoota - Population: 0

Here's a bit more on Betoota: http://www.thediamantina.com.au/betoota/
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Thanks Larry...………..

The publican, Simon Remienko, was the sole resident of Betoota for many years, and was famous for once being stranded on the Birdsville Track for 18 weeks with his 8 tonne truckload of beer.

On purpose I guess. Sounds like a true Aussie...…...You can't beat that....
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What an impressive series, Larry. Not easy to shoot such successful images of bugger all, as it were! I like you compositions throughout. You have captured the essence of outback Australia.
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Interesting open view. At least there won’t be bush fires there. There’s nothing to burn.

Actually, I take that back. It looks like salt bush (if I'm correct) which probably could take off on fire if started.

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Glad to hear you & your place are OK.

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Thanks Larry...………..

The publican, Simon Remienko, was the sole resident of Betoota for many years, and was famous for once being stranded on the Birdsville Track for 18 weeks with his 8 tonne truckload of beer.

On purpose I guess. Sounds like a true Aussie...…...You can't beat that....
I guess that the truck was overloaded by adding a crate of sherry for the ladies!

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