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More than 130 years in the making, Thangool first opened to settlers, who tried it as a sheep run in the 1850s. Soon to fail, beef cattle were introduced and later, dairy and cotton took hold. Based on the success of these industries, a make-shift town sprang up. Today, the town is home to a sizable squab industry, providing Australia with 60 per cent of its squab supplies. As you travel through the district, you’ll see large paddocks of sorghum, wheat, sunflower, barley and mung bean crops, the mainstays of local food production. A one pub town, Thangool is a great place to fuel up on a hearty meal and fill up the tank before pushing on to Callide Dam or spectacular natural features such as Kroombit Tops National Park and Mount Scoria – both found in the vicinity.