An old photo of Mount Isa Rodeo has sparked memories on social media.
The Ansett Museum posted this photo of a Ansett ANA Boeing 727 coming into land behind the 1973 Rodeo on the weekend.
This was when the rodeo was held at Kalkadoon Park immediately north of the airport before being moved to Buchanan Park in 2007.
Photographer Richard Mansell snapped the 1973 image in what was Mount Isa's golden jubilee year and it was also shared on the Mount Isa & District History and Heritage Facebook page.
The Ansett Museum quoted the North West Star which said the year kicked off with a mention in the Guinness Book of Records which named the Isa as the world's largest city by area, holding 15,822 square miles (41,000 sq km) with Mount Isa's 190km road to Camooweal was also hailed as the "longest main road in the world".
The rodeo was held in August that year which was designated as 'let's get crazy' month by Mount Isa City council as noted by the Star.
"The Rodeo would be the centrepiece of a cavalcade of jubilee events including steam train rides, art exhibitions and a musical pageant," the Star said.
"Over 40,000 packed out the jubilee rodeo as 21-year-old Terry Drennan rode the ride of his life to win the saddle for the Open Buck Jumping competition. Cricketing legends Greg Chappell and Rod Marsh dropped by to join the party in October, the same month as the city's fifth hotel, the Overlander opened."
The Boeing 727 had been flying to Mount Isa since 1967.
On February 9 that year airline rivals Trans Australian Airlines (TAA) and Ansett ANA introduced the new Boeing 727 jet and a new Brisbane - Mount Isa - Darwin timetable flying three times a week.
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