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The Stockman`s Hall of Fame is dedicated to the people who developed this nation in the areas away from the major metropolitan settlements along the coast, and the `quiet Australian bushman` who `conquered` the `wide brown spaces`.
The concept was first mooted by Hugh Sawrey in 1974 and led to the incorporation of a non-profit company in 1977, run by a council of 20 men and women. at least two from each state. The chosen site in Longreach in central western Queensland was once a teamster`s stop beside a large waterhole. From humble beginnings as a stock route junction on the `long reach` of the Thomson River, the town is now serviced by road, rail and air. The statue of "The Ringer" by Eddie Hackman is in the foreground.
|Address:||Landsborough Highway , Longreach, 4730|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -23.443889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Feiko Bouman|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 29th April, 1988|