|The brothers St. George and Ralph Gore were licensees of the Yandilla run at the time of Martens's visit. Martens's study of the Condamine Plain, which was centred on Yandilla, conveys a sense of the vast treeless grasslands that once grew on the Darling Downs.
The mirage on the great Condamine Plain 1852
18.4 x 30.5cm
Collection: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
These plains are naturally devoid of trees and were initially thought to be ideal for grazing stock, but in the last century have been used for crops, due to their fertile alluvial soil. The Condamine River often overflows onto these plains.
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