Tracks across timeBack
The race to rescue 95-million-year-old dinosaur footprints from the elements in the Queensland outback.
elcome to Karoola: a property around an hour-and-a-half’s drive from the town of Winton in central west Queensland.
In this part of Australia, a single farm can be the size of a small nation.
Today, the area is drowned in floodwaters after recent devastating rainfall across Queensland. Karoola itself received around half a metre of rain.
But step back to last September and it’s a completely different story.
Old kangaroo bones
Scattered among the tussocks of spiky grass are traces of animals unable to survive, like the skull of a young red kangaroo lying in the dirt, scraps of ruddy fur still clinging to the bleached bone.
We’re certainly in the right place to find evidence of long-dead creatures, but it’s not kangaroos we want.
Our items of interest are almost 100 million years old.