Cambooya, a rural town, is 20 km south-west of Toowoomba.

The area was settled by Arthur Hodgson in 1840. Hodgson chose 65,000 acres of choice land on eastern Darling Downs, fertile slopes watered by the headwaters of the Condamine River (Hodgson and Emu Creeks). He named his pastoral run 'Eton Vale'. The ruins of Eton Vale homestead, New England Highway, are listed on the Queensland heritage register.

Further Reading: 

Rae Pennycuick, The Cambooya story, 1840-1990, Greenmount, Cambooya Shire Council, 1991

Ethne Hannaford, Cambooya State School centenary, Cambooya, Cambooya State School, 1982


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