About this postcard
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. The town is situated on the Barcoo River and Landsborough Highway (Matilda Highway). The dominant industry in the area is grazing. Blackall is also the home of the original Black Stump, which marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Places west of this point are said to be 'beyond the black stump'. The Black Stump was moved from its original location to make it more accessible to tourists, and can now be found on the boundary of the Blackall State School grounds, Thistle Street, Blackall.