Both of the sites were brown Vertosols under a tall (10-18m) patchy open forest of belah (Casuarina cristata) and brigalow
2) is located in Gamilaraay Aboriginal Country in the NSW section of the Brigalow
Belt South bioregion.
Coastal and urban folk know very little about brigalow
country or mulga country or channel country.
& FENSHAMB, R., 2006.--Cattle, crops and clearing: Regional drivers of landscape change in the Brigalow
Belt, Queensland, Australia, 1840-2004.
ecologically-degraded agricultural landscape in the Brigalow
Collard S J, Zammit C (2006) Effects of land-use intensification on soil carbon and ecosystem services in Brigalow
(Acacia harpophylla) landscapes of southeast Queensland, Australia.
Well, then you must crack a stockwhip without cutting your eyes out--ride full tilt through the brigalow
scrub--to head a mob of cattle going down a mountain as if the devil kicked 'em endways--to shoe horses--cut hair--bake a damper--sleep in your clothes--wash 'em--build a hut--draw teeth--
The Premier of Queensland: Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Lutheran peanut farmer who lived in a shed for years and invented a way of clearing the brigalow
scrub, governs Queensland with 25% of the vote and a strange idea of the process of government.
Indeed a study (5) by Dalal, and several colleagues, in the Brigalow
region of the Murray--Darling Basin, found that soil organic matter is a useful indicator of both ecological and economic sustainability.
The Northwest Slopes floristic zone corresponds closely to the Brigalow
Belt Biogeographic Region which stretches through Queensland and northern New South Wales, and in which subtropical and temperate dry rainforest is relatively well preserved (Thackway and Cresswell 1995).