- 145A Shamrock St, Blackall, QLD 4472
- Opening hours
- Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Ram Park is an historical complex located in the main street of Blackall which hosts a number of relocated buildings, important to the region, including Navena Homestead, Yalleroi Railway Station and the Yalleroi School. Also set in the relaxing surrounds of the complex is the Blackall Visitor Information Centre housed in the historic Blackall Railway Station.
Take a step back in time and visit the Navena Homestead complete with personal objects used by the McLean family during the operation of their extensive property. Relocating buildings is a long established Queensland tradition. In the 1900’s, the McLean family relocated the homestead in four parts from Mount Morgan to Blackall by bullock wagon over a distance of 615 kilometres. It was relocated again to the museum complex in the 1990’s.
You can also see the Blackall Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade rail motor, a rare survivor from Queensland Ambulance history. Originally built in 1923 it was used effectively when roads were closed due to flooding.
Displayed at the front of the complex is the Big Ram from whom the complex takes its name. It symbolises the importance of the sheep and wool industry for the development of Blackall and surrounding regions.
A visit to Ram Park is a must when visiting Blackall. It complements other historical attractions including the Black Stump, Jackie Howe Museum and the Blackall Woolscour.