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6 July 2011 - Mt Isa to Cloncurry
We had connected Pathfinder and caravan yesterday afternoon and didn't have much to do this morning to get ready to leave. The weather was fine and sunny with a blue sky, no wind and a comfortable temperature.

We drove through Mt Isa in very light traffic on the road to Cloncurry. This is a good, two-lane bitumen road running through many hills; this is the road we used to reach Mt Isa a week ago. Traffic was quite light including a lot of caravans and quite a few road trains. We stopped for coffee at a rest area, then stopped again at the memorial for Burke and Wills for a photograph.

Rocky hill Rocky hill near Mt Isa-Cloncurry road.


Burke and Wills Memorial Obelisk commemorating Burke and Wills and their two companions who camped at this spot on 22 January 1861 on their expedition to cross to the north coast of Australia. These rocky hills were very hard to cross with camels and they avoided them on their return journey. This obelisk is at 20° 46' 56"S, 140° 06' 45"E.


Arriving in Cloncurry we drove through the township to the selected caravan park where I checked in for six nights and were directed to a grassy drive-through site. After setting up we drove into Cloncurry to look around.

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