Dalbeg, Queensland

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Dalbeg
Queensland
Dalbeg is located in Queensland
Dalbeg
Dalbeg
Coordinates 20°16′S 147°18′E / 20.267°S 147.300°E / -20.267; 147.300Coordinates: 20°16′S 147°18′E / 20.267°S 147.300°E / -20.267; 147.300
Postcode(s) 4807
LGA(s) Burdekin Shire Council
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s) Dawson

Dalbeg is a tiny farming community located inland from the townships of Ayr and Home Hill. Situated on the banks of the Burdekin River, it is a fertile area famous for growing sugar cane and vegetables.

On many maps there appears to be a road crossing the Burdekin River at Dalbeg. In fact this was once a fording point. The earliest explorers coming from the Gulf region (The Plains of Promise) used Expedition Pass through the mountains to arrive at the banks of the Burdekin River at this fording point where they then crossed into Strathalbyn Station. The river can no longer be forded at this point.

History[edit]

Dalbeg Post Office opened on 1 December 1956 and closed in 1971.[1]

Dalbeg was once home to the North Queensland Soaring Centre (then the Burdekin Soaring Club).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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