Beauaraba District

 

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Sheep, Cattle, Chickens, Wheat = All local produce in the area

History

Bueuaraba district derives its name from a wayside hotel called “The Beuaraba” which attracted itinerant rural workers and local landholders.  The word is aboriginal for “Place of the dry bushes”.  Originally the town around the hotel was known “Beauaraba”, but as time progressed, the area was renamed “Pittsworth” in 1915 in honour of a prominent local family.  The hotel and surrounding land was taken over by the Lindenberg family in the early 1940s and was converted into a vintage auto museum which, by the 1960s became the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.  Beauaraba District was formed in 1967/68. [1]

Groups

Beauaraba District Groups (1968): Pittsworth Scout Group, Millmerran Scout Group, Pampas Scout Group, Texas Scout Group and Inglewood Scout Group. [2]

Beauaraba District Groups (1969): Pampas Scout Group, Texas Scout Group, Inglewood Scout Group, Pittsworth Scout Group and Millmerran Scout Group. [3]

Beauaraba District Groups (1971) : Inglewood Scout Group, Millmerran, Scout Group Pampas Scout Group, Pittsworth Scout Group [4]

Beauaraba District Groups (1991): Pampas Scout Group, Texas Scout Group, Inglewood Scout Group, Pittsworth Scout Group, Millmerran Scout Group and Cecil Plains Scout Group. [5]

Beauaraba District Groups (2018): Chinchilla Scout Group, Dalby-Yumborra Scout Group, Jandowae Scout Group, Millmerran Scout Group, Oakey Scout Group, Pittsworth Scout Group [6]

References

  1. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 110, 154.
  2. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 110
  3. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 154
  4. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  5. Madden, J. (2012). Scouting yarn of the Darling Downs: A history. Clifford Gardens, Queensland: The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc., Darling Downs Region. p. 154
  6. Scouts Australia, Queensland Branch (2018, March 7). Formation listing 2018. Retrieved from https://scoutsqld.com.au/members/formation-listing/