Combo Waterhole

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Combo Waterhole in a dust haze

Combo Waterhole is a waterhole (billabong) on the Diamantina River at Kynuna, Queensland, Australia. The song "Waltzing Matilda" is probably based on a real incident that happened there in the 1890s.

It is also noted for historic stone-pitched overshot weirs (causeways) built by Chinese labourers in 1883.

Combo Waterhole lies at the northern rim of a roughly circular zone measuring some 130 km across that has been identified by Geoscience Australia as a crustal anomaly. Proof is currently lacking as to the cause, but it is believed likely that the anomaly was caused by an asteroid strike that happened about 300,000,000 years ago.

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Coordinates: 21°36′06.22″S 142°03′59.56″E / 21.6017278°S 142.0665444°E / -21.6017278; 142.0665444