The area was first settled in the early 1840s when pastoralists moved into the area and found the land to be suitable for grazing.
The town's moment of glory came with the birth of the brilliant horse Bernborough at Rosalie Plains in 1939. The horse was sold to a businessman in Sydney and raced in three states, winning 15 consecutive races between 22 December 1945 and 19 October 1946.
The requirement for aircraft maintenance and construction exceeded the capabilities of Brisbane-based facilities needs and a site at Oakey was purchased to facilitate the an airbase was sited approximately 2 miles (3 km) north of the town. The Museum that records both the past and delightfully reconstructed aircraft deserves a good look.
We recommend enough time to make the most of the Army Aviation Museum, plus refreshment at a minimum.