Working the land: An historical overview of Boonah and its northern district

Johnson, Murray and Saunders, Kay Working the land: An historical overview of Boonah and its northern district. Runcorn, QLD, Australia: Queensland State Archives, 2007.

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Author Johnson, Murray
Saunders, Kay
Title Working the land: An historical overview of Boonah and its northern district
Place of Publication Runcorn, QLD, Australia
Publisher Queensland State Archives
Publication year 2007
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
Series Community History Booklets
ISBN 9780734515308
Language eng
Total number of pages 48
Subjects 2103 Historical Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
As one of the earliest settled regions outside Brisbane, the district north of Boonah is rich in history and heritage. It is hoped that this modest study will encourage readers to dig even deeper into that fascinating past and discover the delights that await the curious and interested.

This historical overview is primarily concerned with the district extending from Boonah north-east to Wyaralong, westwards over the Teviot Range to Milbong, and south to encompass the towns of Teviotville, Roadvale and Coulson. This area was embraced by the boundaries of Dugandan and the eastern section of Fassifern pastoral runs from the mid-1840s, and the Europeans who settled in the area shared many close affinities. The evolving patterns of land use are nevertheless the quintessential element in this district’s history. The hunter-gathering of the Indigenous Ugarapul people was initially displaced by pastoralism, which in turn was succeeded by grain crops. Dairying and pig-raising played important roles during the twentieth century before being overtaken by intensive agriculture. Recent decades have seen a trend back towards cattle grazing, so in many ways the cycle has virtually come full turn.
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