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Early Settlers along the Fitzroy River
4 Sep 2013
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European settlement along the Fitzroy River began in 1853 when the Archer brothers began seeking grazing lands. The Fitzroy River provided a convenient waterway for shipping of supplies for those who followed them.  With the abundant grazing lands and water from the Fitzroy River and its many tributaries and lagoons, the region continued to expand rapidly. Due to the rocky bars in the river which prevented the Fitzroy River from being used for navigation purposes any further inland.  Wharves which once lined the riverbank have almost disintergrated with time  

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