The “Cockatoo”

(Australian slang for a person to lookout and warn bushrangers or people playing a two-up game if the Police were on the way)

1870s Queensland Bushranger: Harry Redford (aka Captain Starlight)

Redford’s most famous legacy in the Longreach district is ‘Starlight’s Lookout’ also known as Cassidy’s Knob. On this hill which rises gently over the surrounding plains, Redford is purported to have placed a man to keep watch while they were gathering the Bowen Downs cattle together for their epic journey.