Dubbo was chosen for settlement because of its ideal conditions for grazing cattle and growing agricultural crops. It wasn't all beauty and a laid back lifestyle however, the constant howling of nearby dingo's each night, gave the region an erie edge an it was slow to grow until the discovery of Gold.
Today the greater area is home to approximately 120,000 residents, yet farming (in particular lamb export) remains one of the major industries of the region. The City is also on the cross-roads of the major highways that link it directly to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Although the city itself is home to only about 30,000, it is the remaining 90 odd thousand residents in the greater area that rely on Dubbo as a supply centre and hence it has become a major retailing and wholesaling business centre.
To read more on Dubbo visit Dubbo Tourism.
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