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Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

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Type  Hall of fame
Founded  1988
Phone  +61 7 4658 2166
Founder  Hugh Sawrey
Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame
Established  29 April 1988 (1988-04-29)
Location  Longreach, Queensland, Australia
Website  www.outbackheritage.com.au
Address  Landsborough Hwy, Longreach QLD 4730, Australia
Hours  Open today · 9AM–4PMFriday9AM–4PMSaturday9AM–4PMSunday9AM–4PMMonday9AM–4PMTuesday9AM–4PMWednesday9AM–4PMThursday9AM–4PM
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The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia, which pays tribute to pioneers of the Australian outback. The centre is also dedicated to Australian stockmen and Aborigines who have shown bravery and courage.

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The founder of the Hall of Fame was artist Hugh Sawrey, a well-known painter and former stockman, who had the name registered in 1974, put up the initial funding, and enlisted supporters. His vision was to create a memorial to the explorers, overlanders, pioneers and settlers of outback Australia. This dream was shared by other outstanding Australians, including the legendary R. M. Williams.

Longreach was chosen as the location because of its historical role as a stock route junction and because of its current transport links. The original information centre, a sandstone cottage built by R. M. Williams, complete with hand adzed timber and black marble floors, was restored to its original character and now houses the Hall of Fame’s growing library collection.

In 1980, an architectural design competition was announced by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Construction begin in July 1985.

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 29 April 1988. The structure was designed by Sydney architect Feiko Bouman and provides 2,500 m² of usable floor space.

Gold medals once belonging to legendary sheep shearer Jackie Howe are on display.

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References

Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame Wikipedia


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