During our visit, on 22 October 2013, it was a privilege to be able to add some other very special items from Queensland to the museum's already extensive collection.

In one of the many glass-topped display tables and bookcases, visitors will now be able to see pieces of bark from the living tree in Taroom, in central Queensland, which Leichhardt himself 'blazed' (marked) almost 170 years ago. As well, rocks from the banks of the Dawson River (which he named) below the town, further add to the tangible connections between these two far-flung parts of Leichhardt's world.

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Above: visiting Queenslander Matthew Tesch and museum director André Parade with the very special artefacts from Taroom, which firmly connect the links between these two distant parts of Leichhardt's world. (Foto: MT) Above: this museum display map leaves no doubt that the locals have developed their own theories about Leichhardt's fatal final journey, based on cross-referenced and exhaustive research of their own (Foto: MT)
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Above: to help orientate visitors in the museum, this aerial photo shows Trebatsch (lower) on one side of the Spree, with Sabrodt (above) on the
other bank. (Foto: MT)
Above: adjacent to the photo, maps provide clarity about places of interest from Leichhardt's early life, enabling visitors to make their own discoveries with a little walking. (Foto: MT)
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Above: street signage outside the distinctive venue leaves visitors no doubt they have come to the
right place in Trebatsch. (Foto: MT)
Above: not the official visitors' car; rather a little display of another national pride, from the party of travelling Queensland enthusiasts. (Foto: MT)

Trebatsch is mentioned on the Tauche municipal website ~ find the link here (in German) ~ and a snapshot of info, including location and contact details for the museum, can be found here(Please note: visitors should confirm their own arrangements, as opening hours can vary.)

 

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