ABOUT TRACKERS TOUR COMPANY
‘We invite you to ‘Come join the Evolution! ‘and explore the transformation of the Queensland Outback with us from ‘then’ to ‘now’. From Dinosaurs and Aboriginal Australia to the many achievements of the pioneering settlers. We present to you a blend of palaeontology and living cultures for you to experience both the past and present life of outback Australia.
The Queensland Outback has a long history of revolutions spanning two centuries, notably the two shearer’s strikes of 1891 and 1956, which changed a nation in terms of its political landscape and the way it treated its workers, as well as the many frontier wars that took place during the early days of colonisation.
The Queensland Outback also in terms of its natural histories, has a rich evolutionary past. From long forgotten inland seas, the home of mysterious and magnificent creatures from the deep, to the desert channels and spinifex country we now know, home of the Yiningai people and the incredibly resilient settlers of the past and the ever-resilient current residents of today’s Outback Queensland. Your tour includes a full time experienced local guide.
Cheryl Thompson — Owner / Operator / Dreamtime Guides / Tour Guide
Cheryl has conceived the ‘Dreamtime Guides’ concept whereby Cheryl trains through her team of experts, tour guides that have the capacity to present culturally appropriate and culturally safe information.
The concept is that once trained in the processes of the Dreamtime guiding way, guides will be given a certified stamp of approval that will be represented by an iconic embroidered cloth patch sewn in an observable position on the guide’s working apparel. This training package has the capacity to open up the Queensland Outback and its often, hidden treasures of significant Aboriginal art sites like never before, through a process of respectful engagement and the sensitive dealings with the tribal knowledge keepers of the potential sites.
Paul Stumkat — Palaeontologist / Natural History Artist / Dinosaur Hunter / Tour Guide
Renowned palaeontologist Paul Stumkat, co-creator of Kronos Korner in Richmond. Paul has a deep passion to further open up the Queensland Outback’s current Dinosaur Trail, as far south as Aramac and as far west as Birdsville. Together they have conceived the ‘The Dinosaur Dreaming Trail’ concept which has the capacity to not only increase stays and seasonality in outback tourism, it also increases the geographical footprint that travellers can trail blaze across on their journeys through this amazing state we call Queensland.
Dr Sharon Broughton — Historian / Research and Development / Tour Guide