Cobb&Co and the
In the late 1890s, Charleville became the place where Cobb&Co
their coaches. In the more recent history - in the autumn of 1990,
Charleville became famous as the site of some of
the worst floods
in the history,
when both cars and houses were
floating in the water and carried down the streets. There is
information on the disaster in the tourist information centre, and
there is also a high water mark in town.
Things to See and Do
Today, there is the old Historic
House Museum in the town centre, next to the river. South
along Sturt Street, is the Bicentenary Park and Stiger Vortex Guns
that were used in
an unsuccessful attempt to break the droughts
in the early 1900s.
Also in town is the National
research centre where you can meet the bilby on tours starting 6pm on
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights between April and mid
east of the town
is the School of the Air that you can visit, and
south are the base of Royal Flying Doctors Service, and the Skywatch Observatory,
where you can
about the outback night skies and even meteorites. A place to stay in
Charleville is Charleville Motel.
Here's a map of the town. You can
anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places
closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the
satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand
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find words like "traveller", "harbour" and "realise", and they are all
correct in the language used in Australia.
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