Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, today is the letter K. I’d love to hear from you about these posts. Please use the “Leave a comment” link just below the title of the post.
Katherine was established as part of the network of infrastructure support at the time that the Overland Telegraph Line was being built. The OTL covered 3200kms between Port Augusta in South Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory. Katherine, like many other small towns derived benefit from its proximity to the later discovery of gold. Today, tourists flock to the region to embrace the stunning Katherine Gorge within the Nitmulik National Park.
I hesitated to include Katoomba in this list because the town has been amalgamated into the larger entity of the City of Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. But my memories are of ‘Katoomba’ and the impact of the overlook at Echo Point towards the Three Sisters landmark.
Kyogle is in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, just south of the Queensland border. It is an agricultural hub for dairy, cattle and timber. Indeed, Kyogle was founded to support the timber industry.
Katherine and Gorge
Unparalleled scenery –
Nature in ‘best dress’!
Three sisters guard o’er
Escarpment views thrill.
Kyogle basks in
Northern Rivers hinterland.
Lush, green, sub-tropics.