30 Keep Out

Iā€™m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Gurulmundi State Forest

The Dingo Fence is 5,614 kilometres long and is one of the longest man-made structures in the world. It starts at Jimbour on Queensland’s Darling Downs and ends on the cliffs of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The fence was built in the 1880s with the aim of protecting farm stock by keeping dingoes out of the south-east part of the country.

The Queensland section of the fence is 2,500 kilometres long and is maintained by a team of 23 who regularly check for damage or deterioration. This part of the fence runs through Gurulmundi State Forest, north of Miles.

18 thoughts on “30 Keep Out

  1. Ironically we couldn’t visit the dingo fence in SA when we were on Eyre Peninsula recently because the area it’s in, is National Park and we had our dingo looking cream kelpie with us, therefore having a dog, we couldn’t enter. Ha ha.:)

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