Insurance Brokers Clermont
InsuranceWorks – Health & Income Insurance Brokers in Clermont QLD.
Glen Gillard is a straightforward artist and he has hidden a green tree frog in each of the 1999/2010 Bowen murals — the four railway wagons he has painted with clever murals showing the industries of Clermont which use the rail network. The paintings show Clermont’s history from the nineteenth century to now: cattle, coal and gold mining, grain and cropping, and sheep and wool.
Read Oscar de Satgé’s reminiscences: Pages from the Journal of a Queensland Squatter
Clermont was gazetted in 1864 and may have been named after Clermont-Ferrand in France, although Oscar de Satge who owned Wolfang Downs was born and educated in England. His father was of Catalan origin and the family château was in Sahorre in the Pyrénées Orientales.
The plaque beside the Flood Tree reads: “From 1860 to 28 December, 1916, Drummond Street was the main street of Clermont, and this replica of a tree marks the corner of Drummond and Capricorn Streets.”
The original town was badly located on low-lying flat land on the northern banks of Hood’s Lagoon and exposed to cyclonic rains. By 1896 Clermont had been flooded four times, and in December 1916, in the middle of the First World War when so many able-bodied men were away fighting, 65 people were killed in a famous flood that devastated the whole business sector — one of Australia’s greatest disasters ever. In a tree across the road from the pole marking the height of the flood is a replica of a piano caught there after the floods receded.
Coal miners need the protection of good insurance policies
Clermont is an important hub for the coal mines of Central Queensland. Blair Athol was probably the most famous of the great open cut coal mines, but that closed, completely mined out, in 2012. Now Glencore operates the Clermont Mine, 12 kilometres northwest of Clermont, using the same stockpile and train facilities.
InsuranceWorks, your regional insurance brokers
Colourful Clermont is one of the most historic frontier towns in northern Australia, and living proof of how insurance can and should shield you from calamity — and how much you need an ethical, principled insurance broker. Disasters will happen. Disasters do happen. And when they do you need to be defended and kept safe. InsuranceWorks is prepared to fight your corner. You can count on David Woolgrove and his family to look after your interests. Contact InsuranceWorks today.