Longreach- Australian Country Life.
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland approximately 700 kiolmetres from the coast, west of Rockhampton.
The town is named after the ‘long reach’ of the Thompson River on which it is situated. The town is on the Tropic of Capricorn and has a population about 3100. The main industries of the area are cattle, sheep, and, more recently, tourism.
Longreach is also the home of the Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame. It was also one of the founding centres for Qantas, the Australian domestic and international airline. One of the airline’s original hangars remains in use at the Longreach airport and is listed on the Australian National Heritage list.