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Heart of the Channel Country

Approximately 90km from Jundah towards Yaraka is the historic site of the shanty immortalised in Banjo Paterson's poem "A Bush Christening", not far from the ruins of the Cobb & Co pub and the lonely grave of goldminer Richard Magoffin who perished in 1885.

To visit this historic site and if you are travelling from Jundah; take the Quilpie- Retreat road as far as the crossroads at Retreat station, turn left onto the Retreat - Yaraka road and travel approximately 55.9km, take the turn off to your left and travel a further 4.4km to the Shanty turn off (this time on your right) Magee's Shanty is in about 500m.

If you miss the turn off from the Retreat - Yaraka Road, you know you have gone to far if you reach Powell's Creek (this is just past the turn off over a grid).

Richard Magoffin's grave can also been found not far from the shanty site.

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