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In June 1827, Cunningham climbed to the top of Mount Dumaresque (near what is now Clintonvale close to Maryvale) and after wrote in his diary that this lush area was ideal for settlement.Exploring around Mount Dumaresque, Cunningham found a pass, now known as Cunninghams Gap.The region has developed a strong and diverse agricultural industry largely due to the extensive areas of vertosols (cracking clay soils), particularly black vertosols, of moderate to high fertility and available water capacity.Manufacturing and mining, particularly coal mining are also important, and coal seam gas extraction experienced significant growth in the decade to 2016.There are farms with beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and lamb stock.Other typical sights include irrigation systems, windmills serving as water well pumps to get water from the Great Artesian Basin, light planes crop-dusting, rusty old woolsheds and other scattered remnants from a bygone era of early exploration and settlement. Other towns situated on what is now called The Downs include Dalby, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Wallangarra, Goondiwindi, Oakey, Miles, Pittsworth, Allora, Clifton, Cecil Plains, Drayton, Millmerran, Nobby, and Chinchilla.Severe thunderstorms and damaging floods are a threat at times, as are bushfires in dry years.

Summer maximum temperatures range from 28 °C (82 °F) to 34 °C (93 °F), while winter maximums range from 13 °C (55 °F) to 19 °C (66 °F).A section of the western downs lies over coal deposits of the Surat Basin.Towards the coast, the mountains of the Scenic Rim form the headwaters of the westward flowing Condamine.Cunningham returned to Moreton Bay in 1828 and with Charles Fraser charted the route through the pass to the Darling Downs.Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844 saw the remains of a camp showing the signs of white men through ridge poles and steel axes.

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