The brigalow

McAlpine, Clive and Seabrook, Leonie (2010) The brigalow. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-2010 .

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Author McAlpine, Clive
Seabrook, Leonie
Title The brigalow
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-10-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2009-2010
Total pages 3
Editor Peter Spearritt
Marion Stell
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 270704 Landscape Ecology
Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
In Burning off, Dorothea MacKellar, author of My country, celebrates the destruction of native bushland as a ‘great and old’ tree becomes ‘A red-hot column whence fly the sparks, ... And where he stood with his silent court, The wheat shall bow to the wind.’ This tree represents one of billions that were destroyed by our forefathers as our native forests and woodlands made way for wheat, cattle and sheep.

Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) is a distinctive black-trunked, silver foliaged, shrub or tree - one of the 980 species of Acacia in Australia. Brigalow is found west of the Great Dividing Range, stretching north almost to Townsville, south to Narrabri in New South Wales, west to Bourke on the Darling River and Blackall in central western Queensland. It occurs mostly on deep cracking clay soils with a microrelief pattern referred to as ‘gilgais or melon holes’ which intermittently fill with water. Brigalow is an Aboriginal name adopted by white settlers who pushed north and inland from the Hunter Valley in the 1830s and 1840s. One of the first references to Brigalow was in Ludwig Leichhardt’s journal of his expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, published in 1847...
Keyword Brigalow
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 17 Dec 2010, 14:56:13 EST by Dr Clive Mcalpine on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management