Friday, March 16, 2007

The Honkers-Kiwi-Aussie Tour: Day 29 Townsville, Queensland, Au

Gruelling 732 km drive from Rockhampton to Townsville in the humid heat of tropical Queensland. Fascinating to see fields of sugarcane and banana, pineapple & mango planations en route.
Enjoyed listening to Capricornia Radio 837 AM including an interview with Ken Lee, who with father Bing Lee established a chain of electronics stores in Sydney.
Watched a very informative film about local sugar production at the Historical Museum of Proserpine. Proserpine: Proserpine is a town situated on the Bruce Highway in the state of Queensland, Australia. The town's economy revolves mostly around sugar and tourism. Proserpine is the administrative centre of the Whitsunday Shire Council local government area that also incorporates the Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach.
Early settlers established the town in the 1880s and named it after the ancient Greek goddess Persephone (Latin: Proserpina). Source: wikipedia
Photographed the Big Mango at Bowen.
Camped at Magnetic Island Holiday Village in Townsville.

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