Trees are found in most Queensland landscapes.

Fig tree at Springfield (photograph Luke Keogh), Hoop Pine at Mount Shamrock (photograph Geraldine Mate), Tamarind tree at Bentic Island (photograph Daniel Rosendahl).

There is still something left behind.

Copyright © Collection of Luke Keogh, Geraldine Mate, Daniel Rosendahl

Poplar Gums, Valley of Lagoons, Queensland, cover image Walkabout, October 1956. Copyright Collection of the Centre for the Government of Queensland

Journal of an overland expedition

The elevation of Darling Downs—about 1800 to 2000 feet, according to the barometrical observations of Mr. Cunningham—renders the climate much cooler than its latitude would lead one to suppose; indeed, ice has frequently been found, during the calm clear nights of winter. During September and October, we observed at sunrise an almost perfect calm.


Darling Downs QLD
1 January 1847
T&W Boone
Darling Downs QLD
From Ludwig Leichhardt, Journal of an overland expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845, T&W Boone, London 1847, pp 3-4
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