I should have stopped to photograph the sign that says Welcome to Banana, the shire of opportunity. But I made up for it with these.
Banana Shire is named after the town of Banana, which is named after Banana's Gully, which is named after the yellow bullock buried there. Banana (the bullock) was used by stockmen as a decoy to bring in wild cattle. So successful was he at his job, that he's been immortalised by this statue at the edge of town.
Central Queensland is cluttered with statues of cattle — Rockhampton has half a dozen of them — but Banana stands out as the one with real personality.