Winton is a town in central west Queensland, Australia, located 177 kilometres (110 mi) northwest of Longreach. So it’s pretty much in the middle of not a great deal…The main industries of the area are sheep and cattle raising. The town was named by postmaster, Robert Allen, in 1876 after his place of birth Winton, Dorset. In 2006 Winton had a population of 980.
Winton was one of the founding towns of the Australian airline Qantas. The first board meeting was held at the Winton Club on 10 February 1921.
Winton is intimately involved in the story of the popular Australian folk song, “Waltzing Matilda”, which had its first performance in the North Gregory Hotel in the town. The song was written by ‘Banjo’ Paterson whilst holidaying at a local property Dagworth Station. The North Gregory Hotel has been ravaged by fire three times.
[info courtesy Wikipedia]
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