Australian Towns & Cities
Queensland: Longreach
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Established in 1888, Longreach is a service town located on the Tropic of Capricorn in central Queensland. Most of the town's streets are named after birds. The main industries of the area are cattle, sheep, and, more recently, tourism.

Home to the Qantas Founders Museum and Australian Stockmen’s Hall of Fame, the town boasts a number of historic buildings and the Thomson River, where river cruises can be enjoyed. The Iningai people are the indigenous inhabitants of the area.

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Longreach Town Centre:
Many old buildings line Eagle St in Longreach's town centre, November 2016.

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Longreach Town Centre:
Looking northeast along Eagle St at Longreach, November 2016.

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Eagle & Swan Streets:
View of the Longreach town centre at the roundabou with Eagle St and Swan St, November 2016.

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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Longreach (SSC), 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 02-Aug-2020 11:09

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