Australians seem to like "big" things, so I guess if a town wants to bring in tourists, something "big" is ideal.
Here at Kimba, infront of the "Half way across Australia" gem shop, is the Big Galah.
The Galah is 8metres high, 2.5metres metres wide and weighs over two tonnes. It is constructed of steel, high tension bird wire, fibreglass and gel coated and was erected in July 1993.
Once people see the Big Galah, then they stop for a photo.
This is great for the shop which happens to have a Bakery and a small dining room. We bought lunch from the Bakery, very nice!
After lunch, we had a look at the local Jade for sale and Quandong products including jams, chutneys and relishes. Loved the Toilet signs, Ma & Pa Galah, and some other 'cheeky" posters!
Plenty of parking, toilet facilities and picnic area on site.
A great place to take a break!
Kimba, and we parked the car and then went for a walk along the main street. At one end of the street, were these beautiful flowering Gums, covered in brilliant yellow flowers. Did they make a nice show, and the New Holland Honey-eater was enjoying the nectar!
These Trees grow well in this type of area, and because they are a smallish tree, they are used as street Trees.
Kimba, even though a small town of about 600 people, it still has a heritage trail to follow.
Each heritage building I came upon had an information board with all the details.
One was the Soldiers Memorial Hall, which started off as timber framed, corrugated iron building, big enough for that time. It was purchased from the town of Cowell for the sum of 100 pounds, then had to be dismantled and brought to Kimba by Horse teams.
The building was out-grown as the population grew, so in 1929, the one I was viewing today, was built. It was big enough for dances and balls, and films were shown every month, a real good addition for the towns folk.
A rememberance stone is for those who lost their lives in World War 1.
On holiday, and still the washing and ironing needs to be done. Where to find a laundry.
Even in the smallest of towns in Australia have a Laundromat, and here at Kimba, it is located next to the Halfway across Australia gem shop.