Blackall is also the home of the original Black Stump, which marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Places west of this point are said to be ‘beyond the black stump’. The Black Stump was moved from its original location to make it more accessible to tourists, and can now be found on the boundary of the Blackall State School grounds, Thistle Street, Blackall. Blackall has many attractions for public use and entertainment, including the Blackall showground, the local pool and the historic Blackall Woolscour.
Jack Howe in 1892 set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and forty minutes. It was another 58 years before anyone could match his feat and it was done by machine shears.