This little reserve is a rich example of the flora which would once have existed over much of the Eastern Darling Downs before white settlement.
In those days, The landscape would have had quite clearly marked dividing lines between the open, lightly wooded grasslands, which were maintained by aboriginal burning, and the scrub areas which were not. The species in Irongate are only a small representative selection of the total number of dry rainforest species which were once widespread in the Darling Downs scrubs - but even a small sample preserved for the future is better than none at all.
For more information, have a look at the Irongate blogsite:
It is currently being updated and enriched - so you might like to keep on eye on this blogsite for a while.