Day 62: It's freezing this morning! We have slept all night with the heater on, as it was so cold. It's a shock to the system, and hard to believe after having enjoyed such beautiful hot weather only earlier this week!
However, that's something we will have to get used to, as we leave the tiny town of McKinlay, and head for Winton, a 200km drive.
On our arrival in Winton, we book into the Tattersall's Hotel CP. We head to the Information Centre, which is located in the Waltzing Matilda Centre.
This is a very well thought out museum, totally dedicated to the song 'Waltzing Matilda'. And the history of its origins and the town of Winton, the region that A.B.'Banjo' Patterson, first penned this poem.
After much discussion and interpretation, we hand over fists full of cash and buy our Winton Pass. Not only is Winton famous for 'Waltzing Matilda', but, she is also famous for dinosaurs.
By now it's mid-afternoon, so we decide to go through the 'Waltzing Matilda' exhibitions. This place has been very well done. It's a professional, well thought out design, and full of interesting information. A real valuable learning experience of an Australian iconic song. I was definitely educated.
The centre also gave a wonderful insight into the early settlement of outback Australia. And even though there was hardship, through the determination of both men and women, it played a big part in the agricultural industry of Central Queensland.
A very interesting town...