Culture and heritage
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Since the 1840s the park has been used as a pastoral run and for mining, timber harvesting, and eucalyptus oil and honey production.
Gold mining dates back to the Maryborough Rush from 1854 to 1856. Eucalyptus oil was produced here earlier this century. Old mine sites and relics are scattered throughout the park.
In January 1985 a bushfire burnt most of the park resulting in prolific regeneration, especially of wattles.