In 1846 Sir Thomas Mitchell, during his fourth expedition,explored this area looking for a great river flowing north-west when he discovered the Barcoo River (which he called The Victoria) near Isisford.
A Biography of this man can be read here http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mitchell-sir-thomas-livingstone-2463
Eileen and I are very impressed with this small town with a population of around 350. There is quite a bit to see and it is perhaps the cleanest town we have seen in our travels thus far.
Today we took a pleasant two hour stroll along the Coolibah Walk and this afternoon along main street to the lake where the bird life is nothing short of spectacular. Here are a few photos of the things that we saw along the way.
|A Kingfisher looking for breakfast in the Barcoo|
|A graceful Red River Gum overhangs the Barcoo|
|Tambo Post Office|
|Tambo Town Hall|
So as the sun sets in the west and we lay our heads down to sleep tonight, it is with fond memories of this beautiful town that we know we will revisit sometime soon.