(previous ... John Oxley)
Several important discoveries were made by an enthusiastic botanist named Allan Cunningham, who was in search of new plants. He succeeded in opening up land which had previously been unknown. In 1825 he found a passage over the Liverpool Range, through a wild and picturesque gap, which he called Pandora Pass and on the other side of the mountains he discovered the fine pastoral lands of the Liverpool Plains and the Darling Downs, which are watered by three branches of the Upper Darling, the Peel, the Gwydir and the Dunmaresq rivers. It was not long before the squatters took advantage of these discoveries and covered the land with great flocks of sheep.
Convict Stations Queensland
(continues ... Hamilton Hume and William Hovell)