Burke’s Backyard

Mount Isa is getting to be as well-known as the home of Warren Burke’s car as are the mines there!

The mines have been in the Isa for just two years short of a century, while Warren’s vehicle has been there for just four years.

Townsville-born Warren – known to many family members as Wally – moved to the Mount five years ago before buying his pride-and-joy, an Australian XY Ford, a year later.

“I saw the car sitting in someone’s front yard, and couldn’t drive any further without seeing if it was for sale,” he said.

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