Cunnamulla is a good 800 km drive west of Brisbane and could be called the gate to the outback with several major highways intersecting the town. Back in 1846 Sir Thomas Mitchell explored the floodplains of the Warrego River, but being so far away from the goldfields and other favourable areas, growth was slow. But by 1860 there was an influx of settlers and graziers a courthouse was built and the Cobb & Co coach came to town. Soon Cunnamulla the was becoming the hub for several intersecting stock routes the population grew and with that the railway came to town, shops opened including a soap maker, cordial factory, a school was built and new area’s were being discovered.
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