Country Week in Blackall, QLD

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Blackall is named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. The town was founded in 1846 by the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell. Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 960 kilometres (600 mi) by road from the state capital, Brisbane. The town is situated on the Barcoo River and Landsborough Highway (Matilda Highway). At the 2011 census had a population of 1,588. It is the service centre for the Blackall-Tambo Region. The dominant industry in the area is grazing.

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.


TigerTV / TigerONair would like to thank the following business for their assistance for our Broadcast
Ray White Blackallraywhte
Paton Fitzimons phone 07 46574355 mobile 0427574355
71 Shamrock Street
Easts Tigers would like to thank the following Business for their support and hospitality of our players and officials
Blackall Aquatic Centre,
1 Salvia Street
07 46574975
Remember you can watch this country week round 23 of the Intrust Supercup, as Easts Tigers head west to Blackall to play against Souths Logan Magpies. On TigerTV under the media section, kickoff is on 15th August at 7pm. Easts v Magpies in Black – see you there.

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