Clermont Queensland

Clermont Queensland is a small outback town.

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 moved'.

clermont flood
Clermont Queensland by Stonestreet's Coaches - The Extra Mile via Flickr.com

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.
There 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.

clermont flood
Flood memorial. ©Gondwananet.com

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.

clermont pub
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; the remains of Queensland's first copper mining town - Copperfield, with a chimney and a renovated historical store building still standing; and Theresa Creek Dam - a recreational area with fishing, swimming, picnic tables, barbeques and non powered camping sites.

blair athol mine
Blair Athol Mine. by lockthegate via Flickr.com
 
Here's a map of the town. You can double-click 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 corner.


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