DIAMANTINA RIVER, QUEENSLAND - MAIAWALI COUNTRY
Aerial image taken at 23.77 S 141.14 E
Named after Queensland’s first Governor’s wife, the Diamantina flows 900km south-west en route to Lake Eyre in SA. A remarkable 130km circular section upstream is thought to be the result of an asteroid strike some 300 million years ago.
In more recent fame, one of its billabongs set the scene for Banjo Patterson’s Australian classic, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, written in 1895.
We recognise and acknowledge the Maiawali and Karuwali people as the traditional custodians of this land.
Diamantina River scarf