I have just heard that Boorara Station has been sold to the QLD government and will become part of a larger Currawinya national park.
I have some mixed feelings about this. Certainly, something had to be done, and in terms of the environment, I guess the outcome is good. However, a well managed property can be better maintained that a national park. Sadly, the "lock it and leave it" mentality of governments rarely produces a good result. By switching off the bores, the certainty of watering points for native wildlife becomes an issue.
The fact remains that the land is altered permanently from its original state, and careful management to prevent weed infestations, as well as predatory animals (I saw feral cats on the lake shores there), is vital.
Can the QLD government do it? I don't know. I would like the pioneers, and specifically the MaGrath family to be recognised. Its the hard work of these families that gave us the wealth we have today.
The good news is, I can visit as often as I like.