Charleville is in the heart of Queensland's 'mulga country'.
Charleville is in the heart of Queensland’s ‘mulga country’. The mulga country of Queensland’s outback is rich in history, flora and fauna. It is the largest town in the south west of the Outback region. The Government surveyor of the day, Mr WA Tully named the town after the area in Ireland where he had lived.
In March 1888, rail transport reached the town. This railway provided a direct link with the state capital, Brisbane. This line still operates passenger services twice a week to Charleville on board Queensland Rail’s Westlander.
Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. On the subject of transport, Qantas scheduled its first fare paying passenger service from Charleville to Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton, back in 1922.
Charleville attractions include the Charleville Cosmos Centre and Observatory, Bilby Experience, WWII Secrets, Charleville School of Distance Education, Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre, Charleville Historic House Museum and Charleville Heritage Audio Trail.
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