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Situated at the convergence of the Bunya, Moonie, and Warrego Highways, Dalby is a rural town within the Darling Downs Region of Queensland, approximately 204 kilometres west-north-west of Brisbane, the state capital. Rising 343.8 meters above sea level, the site is nestled along the path of the Myall Creek. Its main industries include agriculture, livestock-raising, and mining.

First established as the Myall Creek Station in 1841, it was later renamed Dalby after a small hamlet in the Isle of Man, a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom. It was proclaimed a township in August 1854, then became a part of Queensland in 1859. It has an estimated population of 9,778 residents.

Dalby's country ambiance is self-evident in all its local features. Thanks to a variety of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, the town provides residents and visitors alike with several means to experience, enjoy, and appreciate the best it has to offer. Some of the most notable events and locales in and around the area are Bunya Mountains National Park, Dalby Cotton Week, Pioneer Park Museum, The Crossing, and Thomas Jack Park.

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