10 Fun Facts about Dalby

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1- Dalby was founded in the early 1840’s and was originally named “The Crossing”. Henry Dennis was the first explored and today, an obelisk sits in the main street to mark the place where he first camped.

2- Dalby was declared a township in 1854. A post office opened in the general store in that year.

3- It is thought that Dalby is named after the town of Dalby on the Isle of Man and reflects immigration from the Isle of Man to the local area in the 1900’s

4- Margot Robbie of Hollywood fame was born in Dalby in 1990.

5- Dalby plays host to the annual Cotton Week Festival each year and is home to two cotton gins. Not those gins, cotton processing plants.

6- Dalby plays host to the annual Jandowae Timbertown Festival each year in June. Your one and only chance to live like a lumberjack. Be sure to add it to your calendar. The event includes street markets, rodeos, whip-cracking, yabbie races, bush poetry and a ute and car show.

7- According to the last census, the average age of residents is 35 and women outnumber men.

8- The Baruŋgam people are the original inhabitants of the land on which Dalby now sits.

9- The Baruŋgam people are the original inhabitants of the land on which Dalby now sits.

10- The Dalby Fairway Motor Inn was opened late Sept 2010.