Definition of pastoral district in English:

pastoral district


  • An area in which the main industry is the breeding of livestock.

    ‘August rains provided timely relief over inland pastoral districts of Queensland’
    • ‘The feedlot aims to re-establish the livestock trade from the pastoral districts through the port.’
    • ‘The largely pastoral district in the northern part of the country has experienced a dramatic depletion of natural forests and soil erosion.’
    • ‘He was given the task of building a railway from Ipswich to Toowoomba, the largest town in the rich pastoral district of the Darling Downs.’
    • ‘The project is eventually planning to reach all pastoral districts in the country.’
    • ‘Farmworkers in the pastoral districts were drawn from the old population.’