Waltzing Matilda

To say that I’m emotional is an understatement. Just south of Kynuna we turn off the Landsborough (Matilda) Highway to pay homage to the Combo Waterhole. There is 8kms of good dirt road then a two and a half kilometre walk through paddocks of Mitchell grass and through billabongs. As we walk in we pass a bunch of old blokes (our age) with towels, they’ve just been in for a swim. This is part of the Diamantina River and the billabongs have been cleverly dammed with large stones to maintain water during the dry. The dams are called overshots and the method obviously works as the Combo has water in it It is just a billabong like a million others but it’s the fact that this billabong inspired a song so powerful as to become the unofficial National anthem that is what matters

Combo Waterhole, Waltzing Matilda billabong, Kynuna, Qld

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