Drummond, 19 km west of Winton, was formed in 1881 . The township grew after 1893, when the Gladfield Estate was broken into smaller lots. Settlers drained swamps, farmed sheep, and grew oats, wheat, linseed and grasses.

Meaning of place name
Drummond was named after either a local surveyor or William Francis Drummond Jervois, governor of New Zealand from 1882 to 1889

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