Welcome to our Region
The Blackall-Tambo Region is located on the Quensland Mitchell Grass Downs which was named after the rolling open downs of Southern England. Most of the region is devoted to pastrol leasehold and the area was settled by Europeans in the 1863, with descendants of many of hte original selectors still in the area. Local industry was predominantly sheep unitl the decline of the wool industry and drought led to many graziers turning to the cattle industry. Much of the region depends on the underlying Great Artesian Basin for water.
Nestled on the banks of the Barcoo River, Blackall and Tambo offers vistors' fresh country atmosphere enhanced by glorious sunsets and clear night skies, distanced from hectic pace of city living yet easily accessible by road and air. The Barcoo River is a 'dry' river with many water-holes along its course, and with the Alice and Thompson Rivers become the three rivers that run into a creek! (Coopers Creek)
Both towns have been welcomed atmosphere with friendly locals, pictureque main streets, old-style bulidings and beautiful gardens. Sporting services such as golf and bowls as well as cultral and art activites are abundant in both towns.
Tambo is the oldest town in the Central West and both towns are steeped in history and have an estensive collection of features that offer history, culture and reflections of Australia's pioneer hertiage.
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