PHOTOS:
About the photographs - 

With the exception of a few archival photographs acquired from John Oxley Library and Queensland Railway Archives, most of the photographs below were taken circa 1992-1994 by the author and Desley Collins while reconnoitring the Maranoa, Dawson, Macintyre, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains and Upper Hunter Districts. The majority are landscapes of significant historical sites. Robert Bagot’s 1851 map of Surat was included to assist with locating sites at Surat. Each photograph is relevant to some aspect of 'Goodbye Bussamarai'. Accordingly, they have been arranged in the chronological sequence that they illustrate. Click each photo for description.

The author has hundreds of related photographs on file. Please direct any queries to the author. Photos © Patrick Collins.

Mt Abundance Station
Mt Abundance Station

Mt Abundance Station Complex circa 1875.

Mt Abundance Homestead
Mt Abundance Homestead

Mt Abundance Homestead beside Bungeworgorai Creek circa 1875. Contact Mr D Tite "Meadowbank" via Roma to visit. Built after Allan MacPherson and probably after the Spencers departed.

Grafton Range
Grafton Range

Grafton Range to north from Roma-Surat Road

Muckadilla Pub
Muckadilla Pub

This tank on the top right is above the town bore. Mitch Collins' Muckadilla Pub 1993, on old Mt Abundance Station. He rebuilt it in 1991.'Goodbye Bussamarai' started here.

Donna & Bobbi Spence, Mike & Mitch
Donna & Bobbi Spence, Mike & Mitch

Donna & Bobbi Spence, Mike & Mitch Collins, 1990. Taken before Mitch rebuilt the pub.

Mitch, Donna  & Patrick
Mitch, Donna & Patrick

Mitch Collins, Donna Spence & Patrick Collins, 1992.