The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

What a load of bull …

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Banana, a tiny town in Queensland, doesn’t have a banana tree in sight! So why is it called Banana?

Apparently in the mid 1800’s there was a famous local bullock that was a banana colour, so with great imagination that’s what they named him – Banana! I’m sure no self-respecting bull would be happy with that!

He achieved his fame helping the stockmen herd the wild cattle into the stockyards. When they formed the local government area it was established in Banana and the shire is still known as the Banana Shire today although the government offices are now in Biloela.

This is where Banana sits in the big picture.

Banana has a population of around 350 people but, as I found out, no one who knows how to change a tyre! I had to wait 2 hours for someone to come from Moura, only about 25kms away. I know, you’re asking why I didn’t change it myself? Well, that’s why I pay for Roadside Assistance – I don’t want to change dirty old tyres!

So there you have it …. some travel trivia to amaze your friends with.

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

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