Heritage and History in Queensland, Australia

While Australia is justly known for its glorious beaches and wild bush country, there are also spots off the beaten track rich in history and quirky characters. One such place is the Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Center, a 19th century country house near Warwick, Queensland.

Brisbane & The Gold Coast Of Australia

Standing atop the sand dunes of Main Beach I shook my head in wonder at the broad expanse of dazzling white sand stretching as far as my eyes could see. Turquoise waves crested and crashed onto the beach and gulls teetered along the sand looking for tasty morsels to be tossed their way.

Visiting Queensland, Australia’s Warwick Pig and Calf Sale

First thing in the morning the place is humming, folks wandering about the bird cages and animal pens to see if they really want that strapping calf or feisty goose. My friends were in the market for chickens that day and informed me that once they made their choices, yours truly would be doing the bidding! Yipes! I’ve never been to an auction in my life and was highly intimidated by these hat-wearing Aussies nodding their heads and raising fingers as the auctioneers rattled away at a dizzying pace.

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