Nanango Lions Park

Marguerite Carstairs Lions Park Nanango Qld.

I stopped here and while here had the red-light come on in my campervan. I called RACQ and was sent to a Radiator place where the mechanic flushed out my radiator, $150, and also told me my head gasket had ceased and would cost $3,000 to fix and the job would be a couple of weeks. He would have to send it to Brisbane to be shaved. I called a friend who told me he can get it fixed for much less as a mechanic friend owed him many hours, and all I had to take the vehicle to Ipswich for it to be done. Would you believe, my campervan has now been at Ipswich since, and I have been without wheels for almost 3 months.

The name Nanango has evolved from the Wakka Wakka word “Nunangi”. There is dispute over the origins of the name Nanango- the word means “large watering hole” or was also the name of a local Aboriginal elder at the time of settlement. The original settlement was called “Noogoonida” by the Aboriginals, meaning “place where the waters gather together” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanango

The original inhabitants of the area were the Aboriginal people belonging to the Wakka Wakka (or Waka Waka) people. The area was used as a gateway to the bunya nut festivals, where Aboriginal people would travel from as far away as the Clarence River in northern New South Wales and the Maranoa River to feast on bunya nuts from the bunya trees. Nanango claims to be the fourth oldest town in Queensland, but such claims depend on how the age of the town is determined. In some cases, this is by the first settlement (usually for pastoral purposes in or near the eventual town) or it might be date of survey for a town plan. Nanango’s claim to be fourth oldest is based on the first establishment of commercial premises (e.g. store or hotel), which is Goode’s Inn in 1848.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanango

Nanango is a beautiful town. It is well kept, neat and attractive. There are a few caravan parks and they appear reasonably priced and the shopping centre offers a variety of different shores. Nanango also has a vigorous cultural and sporting life and is host to several potteries, Art Gallery and many craft outlets. The town also has many clubs and a range of sporting facilities including an RSLbikedarts, golf, lawn bowling and archery clubs. There are 13 well-maintained parklands in the Shire which naturalists believe are home to 250 different bird species.

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