Thrushton National Park

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Thrushton National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Thrushton National Park
Coordinates 27°45′50″S147°40′00″E / 27.76389°S 147.66667°E / -27.76389; 147.66667 Coordinates: 27°45′50″S147°40′00″E / 27.76389°S 147.66667°E / -27.76389; 147.66667
Established1990
Area256.52 km2 (99.0 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Thrushton National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Thrushton is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 520 km West of Brisbane.

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Dense mulga scrub typical of Queensland's Mulga Lands bioregion grows in this park. The park also protects flat spinifex sandplains, dry eucalypt woodlands and relics of the former sheep grazing era.

The land was previously grazed by the Gasteen and other families. [1] They lobbied for it to become a national park in the late 1980s. [2]

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References

  1. Gasteen, Jim (2005). Under the mulga: a bush memoir. University of Queensland Press. p. 224. ISBN   0702234451.
  2. Sattler, Paul S. (2014). Five Million Hectares – A Conservation Memoir – 1972-2008. Royal Society of Queensland: Paul Sattler Eco-Consulting. p. 51. ISBN   9780994223210.