However, due to recurrent droughts and floods, the dominant hunter-gatherer lifestyle persisted in most areas of Queensland.Numbers may have decreased at times of epidemics like smallpox.
Goondiwindi Region - that area covered by the former Shire of Inglewood excluding that part of the former shire within the boundaries of the parishes of Wyemo, Beebo, Texas, Silverspur, Arcot, Gunyan, Bonshaw, Maiden Head, Aitkin's Flat & the town of Texas Southern Downs Region - the area of the former Warwick Shire - Divisions 2, 5 & 6, Division 3 (being the urban area of Warwick City and the locality of Murray's Bridge), Division 4 (excluding the village of Dalveen)Maranoa Region - from the eastern boundary of the Council including the towns of Jackson, Yuleba, Wallumbilla, Roma, Hodgson & Muckadilla.
North of Roma to the northern boundary of the Council including the town of Injune & the area known as Bymount and South of Roma to the Southern boundary of the Maranoa region including the township of Surat and the area East and South of Surat Township Maranoa Region - west of Amby to the western boundary of the Council including the towns of Mitchell & Mungallala.
The settlement was initially called Edenglassie, a portmanteau of the Scottish towns Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Major Edmund Lockyer discovered outcrops of coal along the banks of the upper Brisbane River in 1825.
This occurred where Cooktown now lies, on the Endeavour River, both places named after the incident.