Clermont is a very old town with a history of mining as well as wool
and cattle industries.
But for most of us it is known as the 'town that
Clermont Queensland by Stonestreet's Coaches - The Extra
The 1916 Flood
In the early hours of 29th December in 1916, after a tropical cyclone,
the river waters started swelling and finally invaded the town,
carrying houses, killing 65 people, and leaving others up in trees.
is a replica of a
piano in a tree, and a flood
memorial with a
high water mark and information on the distaster. After the flood, the
town moved to higher grounds where it is now.
Other Things to See and Do
There is the old railway station with some historical murals, a church,
a cemetery, and a historical museum in the outskirts of the town, with
displays and items from the region. In Centenary Park is a nice walking
track around the Hood's Lagoon, as well as a war memorial, an
Aboriginal monument, and birds and other wildlife. There are a few good
old pubs and a
caravan park in the town.
One of the pubs. by ibsut via Flickr.com
Outside the Town
Historically Clermont was a gold and copper mining town, and today the
areas around it are popular with metal detecting. Outside the town are
the Blair Athol
Mine - a huge coal mine which you can visit on a bus tour;
remains of Queensland's first copper mining town - Copperfield, with a
chimney and a
renovated historical store building still standing; and Theresa Creek Dam -
area with fishing, swimming, picnic tables, barbeques and non powered
Blair Athol Mine. by lockthegate via Flickr.com
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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