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Pioneer Bore

  • 1 Clematis St, Blackall QLD 4472, Australia

In 1885 Blackall became the first town in Queensland to sink an artesian bore. The bore, aptly named Pioneer bore, was sunk to a depth of 800 m but was not the first to reach water.

The bore along with a replica of the drilling rig, can be seen at the end of Clematis Street along with a mural painted by local artist Bob Wilson.

Location: Blackall