Taroom, a rural town on the Dawson River, is 290 km west of Maryborough. The name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the native lime, Eremocitrus glauca, a thorny tree with orange blossom odour and small fruits that can be used for jam or drinks.

Further Reading: 

Gwen Fox, Pioneers of the Taroom and Wandoan District: historical notes on the Shire of Taroom, Taroom, Taroom Shire Council, 1959

Judy Gale Rechner, Taroom shire: pioneers, magic soil and sandstone gorges, Taroom, Taroom Shire Council, 2005


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