Upgrade flagged for Stockman's Hall of Fame

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The Stockman's Hall of Fame - a tribute to the Outback's unsung heroes - will be upgraded under a coalition government.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he'll commit $5 million to help build an entertainment centre and indigenous gallery on the museum grounds in Queensland's Longreach.

The entertainment centre would host horse shows, trade fairs and concerts and also be used by the nearby Australian Agricultural College.

The Stockman's Hall of Fame exhibits the history behind some of the country's first explorers, stock workers and pastoralists.

The centre was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988.

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