A North Queensland museum's mission is to see the mining heritage preserved for the benefit of future generations.
When Tom Martel set up his butcher shop to cater for the gold rush in the Gilberton region in 1869, he could hardly have imagined his descendants still living there 150 years later.
When you walk into Jayde and Ben Chandler's home at Gregory Park, 39 kilometres south of Barcaldine, it's hard to reconcile the cool airy atmosphere of the open plan design with an image of a civic centre.
Forget the reindeers - a play-gym that grandchildren had grown out of has become a chariot for Santa and Mrs Claus in the Roma district.
Forced to put their organic status on hold due to the drought, a Texas family have found an alternative source of income to truck in feed for their stock.