Flora of the Granite Belt

1st July 2018

The first Europeans to traverse the Granite Belt area included explorer Allan Cunningham and his party. Cunningham was not only an explorer, but also a noted botanist.

His diary entry  written in the area between Mt Norman and Bald Rock records:

“With large detached masses of granite, of every shape, towering one on another, and in many instances, in tottering positions, it was a dramatic scene… They also constituted a barrier before us, with our horses and cart.”

This book is the first of its kind to capture the work of our botanical-minded forefathers in such detail.  It is a credit to the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium to produce such a quality piece of work.

This book provides descriptions of over 900 wild plants found on the Stanthorpe Plateau – an area bounded by the Queensland-New South Wales border to the east and south, Dalveen to the north, and the line that marks the transition to traprock country to the west.  This area includes Girraween National Park and both Broadwater and Passchendaele State Forests….

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