Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bowen - where they filmed Australia

As we travelled north to Townsville, we stopped at Bowen to cook a steak sandwich and a cup of tea for lunch:

The lovely park with a great view of the water was just a little way out of town:

Then we headed back into town where a helpful sign pointed out the locations where 'Australia' starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman was filmed last year. I haven't seen the film so didn't have a clue what to look for:
The film's Territory Hotel was apparently built from scratch for the film. It must have been dismantled later because I couldn't see any trace of the building:

This was the Carney Cattle Co. building as it appeared in the film:

It is the Department of Lands building:

This is how the Grandview Hotel appeared in the film:

Here it is as I saw it:

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