"Richmond, the getting of wisdom" Richmond by iandsmith

Richmond Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 19 photos

Once upon a kronosaurus

"I've just spent what I planned as a half day but end up as two full ones in Richmond, a suburb or town many down south in Australia are familiar with but a village up north less well known. This one happens to be in North Queensland and its claim to fame is Kronosaurus Corner.
It wasn’t always so. Back in the 1930’s a skeleton of a Kronosaur was discovered near Richmond at Army Downs. Doing the right thing it was handed over to the Queensland Museum.
Amazingly, perhaps somewhat in hindsight, they didn’t want it either. Thus it was that it was handed over to Harvard University in America. They figured it had value. How right they were."
The above is the intro to a story I wrote, the remainder you will find in my pages.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well kept, welcoming of tourists, the gorgeous little lake, great birdwatching
  • Cons:Weather can be oppressive in summer
  • In a nutshell:Definitely worth a stop
  • Last visit to Richmond: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Nice page! Gives a new meaning to "Big Bird"... :)

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Good stuff, you've convinced me that we need to include Richmond on our next trip to the northern OTBP places! That Kronosaurus sure is impressive.


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