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Picture relating to Winton - titled 'Don Dash and Richie Searle with a propellor, Winton, 1937'

Don Dash and Richie Searle with a propellor, Winton, 1937

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1937
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Richie Searle is on the right. The boys are holding a propellor from a Qantas Fox Moth wreck when the aircraft crashed in a whirlwind. (Description supplied with photograph.)

Winton is located in Central Queensland, 1400km North West of Brisbane. It is the major town in a cattle and sheep raising region. Originally known as Pelican Waterhole, it was renamed Winton by Robert Allen, the first postmaster. The town of Winton was gazetted in 1879. Winton is best known as the place where Banjo Paterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and the first performance of that song. (Information taken from Walkabout website, retrieved 12 July 2007 from

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