Dajarra has a proud and rich indigenous heritage that spans the stories of tribes from Diamantina River, the Gulf and the Northern Territory.

Local children are taught Aboriginal languages, how to make didgeridoos and find bush berries, wild oranges and bananas by elders.

Another important element of Dajarra’s history is its role in the transportation of cattle across Australia. Dajarra was once the largest cattle trucking depot in the world. Today, you’ll find the skeleton of what was an enormous cattle yard. The yard used to hold livestock waiting to be loaded onto cattle trains.

Every September the Dajarra Rodeo and Campdraft brings a hum of excitement into the town. A true country event, the spirit of the outback can be felt as beginners and bushmen alike compete in skills their ancestors have used for hundreds of years.

Interesting fact

The Dajarra cattle yard trucked more cattle than Texas in the United States of America. Australian drovers would bring cattle from as far away as Western Australia.