Carcoory Ruins, built in 1877. Abandoned by Sir Sidney Kidman in 1906 due to a long running drought. The ridge is littered with stone artefacts worked by the original inhabitants of the land.
There are many stones of interest surrounding these ruins, including Chalcedony.
Chalcedony has a waxy luster and can be semi-transparent or translucent. The artefacts located at Carcoory range from blue-grey, white-grey and shades of brown. Chalcedony flakes well to form sharp-edged tools.
This area of the Australia has been largely under-researched to date. However, Mithaka in partnership with The University of Queensland’s Dr Michael Westaway and his amazing team of researchers and students are helping Mithaka people unlock the Channel Country’s secrets.
These histories belong to all Australian’s not just Indigenous peoples. This is the message that we wish to convey in this joint collaboration with OBE Organic beef; the Channel Country is an ecologically rich land which need protecting.