This is wheat country true and proper, deep in rural Queensland, about 80km west of Dalby. The predominantly flat landscape is dotted with silos which feed the hungry grain trains on a railway spur line which runs through the town (They stopped the passenger train service a few years back). Tara is proud of is pioneering history, which is reflected in the reclaimed old farming implements, and the quaint phonographs and other memorabilia collected inside the original police station, now the local historical museum. The Tara region was one of the hardest hit by the prickly pear plague in the early 1900s, when a number of farmers walked off their land. The arrival of the railway in 1911 injected new life to Tara which is also at the junction of no less than five feeder roads to other bush towns. Tara lies on Undulla Creek which is part of the huge, Condamine River catchment. The Moonie oil field to the south-west of Tara borders the Southwood National Park which conserves 7000ha of brigalow scrub - one of the few areas in the southern brigalow belt to escape clearing.