The entire Central Highlands is steeped in tradition, and nowhere is that more evident than Capella. One of the town’s many colourful pole murals commemorates the placing of emu feathers in hats of the Aussie Light Horse Brigade, which began right here in Central Queensland during the Great Shearers Strike of 1891, when Capella was little more than a grazing settlement.
Today it’s a colonial icon and home to the largest restored shingle roofed station homestead in Australia. The Peak Downs Homestead was built in 1869 from pit sawn spotted gum and is a tribute to 19th century carpentry. The Gordon Downs Woolshed also boasts a comprehensive collection of tractors and machinery used to establish the local grain industry following WWII.
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