THE JACKO CAVANAGH BRIDGE
It was the early fifties, and a peaceful evening in quiet old Dalby – much like any other in fact.
Young Tom Knox was preparing for bed when there was a knock at the door. He answered it. His eyes were greeted by the sight of a wet, bedraggled man who growled at him in his customary gravelly voice, “Tommy! Get yer father, willya?”
THE HOBBY THAT GOT OUT OF HAND - A flourishing Dalby business
Damian Cumming of Dalby used to have a radiator works business. But he always loved the bush. When his kids were young he used to spend as much time as possible in the bush with them.
THE FABULOUS BELL CATHOLIC CHURCH - Just a half hour drive from Dalby
This yarn is about the Bell church, an absolute must-visit when you’re staying at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn in Dalby.
The Our Lady Help of Christians Community Group, a group of dedicated Catholics who worship regularly at the 100-year-old Bell Catholic Church and have between them created a miracle in this small town.
The Breakfast Debacle
Day 2 of sole charge and 6.30am finds me in the reception office doing battle with the computer.
1.) Insert USB 3.) Wait
2.) Hit 'today’s date' 4.) Keep waiting
Fully engrossed with the unfamiliar concept of waiting (perhaps this is why computers and I do not mix?), I drum my fingers anxiously on the desk and pray that no one will want to check out before Doreen – who knows everything – arrives to nurse me through the process.
Staying at a country motel in a country town….Dalby…..on the rich farming plains of Australia’s Darling Downs.
Australia is a huge land with a small population. It has two worlds - most Australians live in the cities close to the sea including Sydney, Gold Coast and Cairns . But there is also the very different world of Australia’s country people who produce the food and mining products that are supplied to the world.
DALBY – HEART OF THE WORLD
Here we are, in Dalby, the heart of the Darling Downs - the richest farming region in the world. Its treeless blacksoil plains have topsoil depths of 3-4 metres with a clay base that holds the moisture our farmers so appreciate. The soil itself, volcanic in origin, is so lush and productive that you could almost eat it yourself ………