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WATER CONSERVATION: Due to damaged infrastructure from the bushfires, we're asking all residents to conserve water for domestic use only. Read more here.

DONATIONS: Donations towards townships affected by the fires can be made via Givit.

 

 

 

Indigenous history

A brief history of the Indigenous people of the Darling Downs is below.

Aboriginal man under tree
The indigenous tribes of the Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair people inhabited the Darling Downs for at least 40,000 years before European settlement. Estimations place the indigenous population pre-settlement from 1500 to 2500 people. The Jagara people were of the foothills and ...
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