Birdsville kicks off for first of two meetings in 2022

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated April 10 2022 - 11:39pm, first published 10:18pm

The 139th Birdsville Races kicked off Sunday in a plume of dust, scorching heat, trackside colour and wild and wacky fashion.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.