Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and QANTAS and links to the Great Shearers' Strike of 1891, but is just as well known today for something far more ancient...DINOSAURS!
Banjo Paterson wrote the lyrics for the famous Waltzing Matilda ballad in 1895, while staying at Dagworth Station outside Winton. He first played the unofficial national anthem at Winton’s North Gregory Hotel. The hotel is a favourite stop for Winton visitors. Recognised as the ‘home’ of Australian bush poetry, Winton hosts the annual Bronze Swagman Award. This is one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards.
The iconic Australian airline, Qantas started here in November 1920. They held the first board meeting in the Winton Club way back in 1921! Winton also has an undisputed rich history with links to the Great Shearers’ Strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas. However in recent years, dinosaur discoveries have attracted new visitors to the region.
Winton area attractions include Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lack Quarry Conservation Park, Waltzing Matilda Centre, Qantilda Museum, Royal Open Air Theatre, Musical Fence, and Combo Waterhole.
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