Street Scene 1900's

History

Muttaburra, typical of many small towns in regional Queensland, has experienced numerous changes over 140 years or more of white settlement. Find out about the original inhabitants of the area – the Mootaburra tribe, read about cattle duffers, explore historic sites of interest and learn about the families (past and present) of Muttaburra.

From dinosaurs to shearing sheds; this section covers the important events in the history of Muttaburra and the development of the region.

There is a comprehensive database containing details of people who are buried in the Muttaburra Cemetery and known local property graves. There is a pictorial record available of all headstones.

Also, the Historical Business Database gives details of many of the original businesses and the early people who actually set up these businesses. The War Database gives details of our service men and women who enlisted in the defence forces. [The Betty Wakley-Bunkell Muttaburra Domain Name Trust would like to acknowledge that the primary source of information for the war database is from the Australian War Museum web site.]

Muttaburra is a town in touch with its past. In this section you will find the story behind the historic sites of the area. Walk around the sites, talk to the real locals, visit the museums and spend a day or two relaxing. This area was one of the first to be developed in this region of Queensland. Muttaburra was in the Aramac Shire until 2008 when amalgamation placed 3 LA areas together, it then became a part of the Barcaldine Regional Council.

In the Family History link read the history of some of the early families who settled in this district.